You cannot deny a kid’s nature to be playful. Whether it is actual sports in school or just a simple hopscotch game, children of all ages will love taking things outside. Parents often struggle to find fun and creative ways to bond with their kids, especially now since technology is at its peak.
Here are different ways to take your bonding outside:
Ride a bike
Riding bikes is a common activity among kids aged 7 and above. However, it will be hard for your kids to learn on their own. Take off their training wheels and guide them, until they learn how to ride a bike without falling. Do not forget to let them wear knee pads and a helmet, to protect them if ever they fall.
This can be a fun bonding activity, for parents and their kids, and can become a foundation of trust. Once your kids start to get the hang of it, you can go around your neighborhood with your bikes and enjoy the fresh air.
Water balloon fight
This outdoor activity is fun, especially among younger children who cannot take on more adventurous activities. Fill up your balloons with water and start throwing at each other. Do not worry, water balloons are gentle and will not hurt your kids when they get hit by it.
Grab random items from your house and hide them all over your yard. Write the items down while giving some clues to their locations. Give your children the list then let the hunt begin. This activity is guaranteed to give the kids a great time looking through your lawn and will exercise their patience and perseverance.
Camping and Hiking trip
This activity is suitable for families with older kids, aged 10 and above. Go on a family trip and hike to your camping site. This is a great exercise, both for you and your kids. Just make sure you are wearing proper hiking shoes and have enough water and snacks for everyone. This will be an opportunity to teach your kids basic life skills, first aid, and survival.
Go for a swim
Kids cannot resist the charm of swimming. So, go to your local beach or pool and enjoy the sun. Do not forget to pack your sunscreen, and lather on a generous amount to avoid sunburns. If you do not feel like getting in the water, lay down a towel and bathe in the sun, while you watch over your children. This can give you a beautiful tan, while you relax and your kids are having fun. Just wear your sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun.
For families with young children, take floating devices with you and accompany your kids in the water at all times for safety purposes. You can play games in the water like a chicken fight and pass the beach ball.
Outdoor activities are undeniably fun, especially when you do it with your family. It can strengthen your bond and can give you, as parents, an opportunity to take your mind off stressful thoughts. There are numerous creative ideas for parents who want to spend quality time with their kids. All you have to do is have fun and be safe at all times because, at the end of the day, safety should always come first.