It may often be easy to get caught up in the routines. If you find yourself putting off spending quality time with your child to finish up on chores or work, it may be a reason to worry.
When you spend time with your children, it helps you build stronger bonds, make your children feel loved and wanted, and create beautiful memories. Carving-out some time in your busy weekly routine will help you have some quality time with them.
If you cannot see your kids most days of the week, for instance, if you are separated or divorced from your spouse, the weekends will be your best time. Your child custody arrangements will usually allow you to spend time with your children, including on the weekends. It is a great time to bond with them. Here are some of the fun ways to spend quality time with your kids.
1. Visit the museum
Taking your children to the museum is an excellent way to bond with them, plus it will also be an enriching experience. Sometimes a museum may be boring for a small child, but you can take the kids to the nearest museum that offers them an experience that they will love. For example, if they like and enjoy the arts, you can take them to an art museum. Apart from having fun, they will also learn about art.
2. Do some baking
Most children love sweet treats, and what better way to bond with them than through some baking. You can make some simple pastries such as assorted cookies and sweet pies. Seeing your little chefs in action helping you to bake those chocolate chip cookies is surreal. Baking will also help improve their motor and coordination skills. Having them help in kneading the dough or sprinkling some chocolate chips is bound to excite the children. They will also look forward to eating the cookies.
3. Have a karaoke Saturday
If there’s one thing that children enjoy, it is singing and dancing. Your children may even have better moves than you. Plug in your karaoke machine and put songs that they want. You can then act as the MC and give each child the chance to sing and dance to their favorite songs. You could even get an opportunity to sneak in some memorable photos.
4. Go to the zoo
Kids love animals. Take your child to the zoo, and they will enjoy themselves as much as you did, visiting the zoo as a child. They will be fascinated seeing real animals. You can go the extra mile and give them interesting facts about these animals. Sometimes they may even get to feed the animals, which will undoubtedly remain etched in their minds. The next time you ask to take them to the zoo, they will squeal with excitement.
These fun activities will help you bond with your children, and you will also reassure them, making them feel loved and accepted.