A Mom’s Guide To Curbing Weekend Blues (Guest Post)

Most moms
know curing their kids’ weekend boredom can be something an art.
Although kids count down the days of the week until their glorious
Saturday and Sunday, when the weekend finally comes, there is
suddenly “nothing to do” for 48 hours sending kids into a boredom
frenzy.


While dolling
out extra chores is a great way to cease the “I’m bored” whine,
here are some other great activities to keep the kids engaged and
entertained all weekend long.


1. Be A
Tourist

When people
move to a new city, they generally never explore it like a tourist
would. They know the lay of the land but may have never seen some of
the magnificent sights the city is known for.


Take a couple
of hours on a Saturday morning to adventure through your city’s
downtown area, museums,
local art scene, or great culinary spots. Take pictures along the way
to embrace the entire sightseeing outlook.


2. Watch A
New Movie

Whether it is
going to a theater or renting a movie, there is nothing like watching
a movie together to stave off boredom.


Going to the
theater is a great experience, but footing the bill for a few tickets
is a hefty price. For moms looking to cure boredom on a budget,
renting a movie or saving on local
Direct TV deals
is a
relatively inexpensive substitute to the theater.


3. Family
Project

If the kids
are whining about having nothing to do, put them to work on a project
that has been sitting around half-finished. Make it a family affair
by spending the time together building new shelves for the garage,
planting a garden outside, or sprucing up the family room with a new
coat of paint.


4.
Geocaching

How
about going on a real live treasure hunt? According to the official
Geocaching
website, “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game
using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of
GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container)
hidden at that location.” Basically, it’s like a hiking and
mapping challenge that parents and kids alike will enjoy as an
exciting activity.


5.
Visit A National Park

Beautiful
and rich with history, national parks are a great place to visit and
volunteer.
Although national parks generally have an entrance fee, there are a
quite a few days where fees are exempt (usually national holidays).
These parks have different tours, hikes and activities for families
to choose from. To make it more fun for the kids, purchase a Passport
to National Parks and make it a hobby to collect stamps from every
park visited.


6.
Visit The Zoo Or Aquarium

Most
kids love animals, and zoos and aquariums house exotic animals that
are not often seen outside of Animal Planet. Seeing animals up close
and personal teaches children about their behavior, habitat and
interaction with their fellow kind. Wildly educational, children will
learn immensely without even realizing it.


7.
Get Outside

The
outdoors are beautiful and too many kids spend the days inside rather
than soaking up the fresh air. Get outside and play in the park, fly
a kite, or ride a bike around the neighborhood.


Make
memories with your family while curing these weekend boredom blues
with new and thrilling activities to try together.




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Source: www.typesofkites.com

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2 Comments

  1. joanna garcia
    March 13, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    i agree about going outside and doing a family project! we love to do arts and crafts and bake too!

  2. Julie G.
    March 13, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    I really need to be a tourist! We live in the Chicago suburbs and there is so much to do right at our finger tips. We really need to get the kids downtown to see all the great musuems and sights that there is to see. You take it for granted when you have lived here for so long. I forget how fun and exciting it can be!

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