When you get some quality time with the kids on the weekend, there are always a few worries that you're going to struggle to keep them entertained. And if you rarely get quality time on your own with them, you want those few sacred hours to be memorable and special for all of you. So what can you do to make the most of your day? Plan, organize and get ready for the best weekend with the kids you've ever had.
Wet & Wild
Swimming is always a healthy option when you’re on parenting duty. But to make this activity into something they’ll never forget, head out to a large water park. This is swimming on a scale they’ve never experienced before. There will be plenty of slides, splashing, inflatables and more for them to enjoy. And even the little ones can have fun, as there are always junior pools and toys to make use of. Most of the facilities may be open air, so pick a day with good weather to maximize your fun.
Every kid needs to experience the joy of ten pin bowling. And lots of fathers and their kids turn it into a regular activity every month or weekend. You can find your own bowling balls for sale online to make this activity even more special for you all. It’s good fun working out the score card for little ones too. If you book ahead, you can usually get a lane with gully bumpers so the tiny tots can still knock the pins down with a less than experienced aim.
As a family, you may have a regular movie night scheduled each weekend. But while you’re on your own with the kids, you can make it even more fun with a carpet picnic and games. Turn it into a theme night to make it a one-off to remember. For example, if your movie choice was ‘The Secret Life Of Pets,' you might each dress up as your favorite pet. You can create special snacks in honor of the characters (simply rename popcorn to pupcorn, KitKats to KittyCats, etc.) Finish the evening off with a game of pet-themed trivial pursuits.
Ultimate Obstacle Course
For kids that love to be active, why not set up a fun obstacle course? You can use chairs, tables, cushions, and toys to lead the kids from indoors to outdoors and back again. Why not combine it with a fast-paced treasure hunt? Set some clues throughout the tunnels, stepping stones, and jumps. Then set the stopwatch going to see who can find the treasure fastest. Going one at a time means kids of different ages and abilities can get a fair chance to find their own treasure at their own pace.
There are so many wonderful activities you can get involved with that will delight your kids this weekend. Quality time is difficult to find sometimes, so why not plan a few things to keep them entertained all weekend? What do you like to get up to with your children when you’re all at home alone?
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