There are many reasons why it’s important to spend time with your kids and if this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that memories are more important to be made than ever before. So with that being said, here are some tips to make memories with your kids this year.
Let The Kids Take The Reins
Ever put yourself into the position where you let your kids take the reins for once? If you’ve not done it before, then it can be quite the experience, especially with younger kids who believe the world is their oyster and they can do just about anything.
If you’re looking for something different from the norm and that’s going to help make some new memories, then why not give your kids the opportunity to plan something. Whether that’s a meal out or an activity that they’ve wanted to do with you. There are lots of different things to do that your kids will likely have thought about and that haven’t crossed your mind. So, be brave and let them run with the itinerary for the day!
Movie Nights On The Couch
Movie nights can certainly be some of the best evenings to have when you’re with your kids because it doesn’t require much in the way of planning or prepping. Pick a film, get into your comfies – bunny pajamas for the kids – and relax with some sweets or savoury snacks if preferred. It’s a great way to unwind after a long day of working or to round off the day of having fun, whether that’s going out to somewhere in particular.
Couch days or evenings are a must and a shared interest in the film is also necessary so make sure it’s a good one.
Do Activities That Involve Everyone
The reason why some kids tend to get frustrated when told by their parents what they’re getting up to in regards to a day out is usually because of hormones mainly. However, it might also be that the activity or excursion that you’ve planned doesn’t really scream kid-friendly. Instead, it might be something you would prefer to do as adults.
So with that in mind, instead of doing something that just suits one or two people within the household, instead make it something everyone wants to do. Activities that involve everyone and are the preferred choice, are certainly going to make a lot more memorable memories.
There’s something refreshing about getting out in the open and with technology, it can limit the amount of outdoor air we all get nowadays. So with that in mind, try and find things to do that involve the outdoor space. This could be relaxing in your local park or going to the beach for the day. Outdoor excursions can certainly make for a more enjoyable occasion.
Even though memories can be captured through our phones and electronic devices, don’t forget to live in the moment too. That’s really more important than anything else, particularly when it comes to spending time with your kids.