Mommy Katie: Fun Activities For You And The Kids (Guest Post)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun Activities For You And The Kids (Guest Post)

Whoever said that you need to go out to have fun? Fun with the kids does not always mean having to go on a vacation, an amusement park, or a water park. You can always have fun in the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is be creative with the things that you have, and you are sure to have a good time bonding with your little ones.

Here are a few fun activities that you can do with your kids at home:

Farm Family Fun – If you have farm sheds at home, all you need is a little creativity to turn your shed into an animal castle or something else equally wonderful. Gather items that you can see around your home, such as logs, hay, barrels, and other items you can use to build a castle for the kids. Have them create their own animal costumes or masks from recycled materials and let their imagination fly. Having animals with you can add to the fun, too!

Board Games – Playing board games with the kids is a great bonding activity, especially when the weather is not safe for playing outside. Gather a few family-friendly board games and let the games begin! It is better if you have board games with educational value, so that your kids can learn while they are having fun. If you don’t have board games around the house, you can always make one for the kids.

Build A Fort – Build a fort in your own living room or bedroom with the kids. Have them gather materials that you are going to use such as pillows, blankets, chairs and other furniture that you have in the house. Allow the kids to design the fort and help them with moving the furniture and connecting blankets together. This is a simple family activity that can provide fun for the kids for hours.

Scavenger Hunt – Create a special scavenger hunt based on your kids’ interests. This activity will keep your kids entertained for hours at a time. You can even ask them to invite their friends to help them look for items. You can ask your kids to choose a theme for the scavenger hunt. Some ideas would be pirates, zombies, princesses, or heroes. Prepare a list of things to find and spread out clues in your home. At the end of the game, give out prizes to all the children.

Backyard Camping – If your little ones are not yet prepared to spend a night in the wilderness, you can camp in your own backyard! This will allow the children to have an outdoor experience, much like camping, but with the comfort of home nearby. Build a tent, cook some smores over a campfire, sing songs, and do every activity that you would do at a camping trip.

These are just some of the ideas that you can do to have a fun-filled day with the entire family. If you want to be more adventurous, there are several other fun activities that you can do outside. With family activities, it usually doesn’t matter what you are doing, as long as everyone is having fun.


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