Family time is the best time for the children. It is the time when you can bond together and create memories. You can combine family activities with things that will spark your child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for life. Here are five fun activities you can do as a family with your children and get their interest engaged.
Gardening is a classic activity that can teach children a lot about nature and how things grow from a seed, while bonding with other family members. The first step is to take your children to the gardening store where they can choose the seeds or ready plants. This will make the children excited about seeing something growing every day.
There are many different museums that you can take your children to. Whether you want them to learn about a natural phenomenon, art, or ancient history, museums have everything needed to spark children’s curiosity. Thanksgiving Point has the Museum of Natural Curiosity (which explores different aspects of the physical world, such as biology, physics, and geography), and the Museum of Ancient Life. In Salt Lake City, you have many different choices of museums, ranging from art, Utah history, and scientific discovery, such as the Clark Planetarium. For those looking for museum ideas in the Southern half of Utah, no list would complete without mentioning all of the different dinosaur museums, with include both indoor expos and natural hikes that showcase fossilized dinosaur tracks.
Hiking is something that can be done to connect children to the great outdoors. Check out the local woods or the mountains if you have one close to where you live. These are great places where children can explore and get a sense of adventure in the freedom of the woods.
Although this one requires some skill and work, it is nonetheless a great outdoor activity for the whole family that children enjoy. You can use the backyard if you have a tree for this one. You can find really nice tree houses that the children can spend time in, watch the birds, and just observe nature. Once the treehouse is done, you can check its safety with experts who can give you a final opinion on whether the house is safe enough for the whole family to be in.
Board games are some of the most fun and educational activities to be done indoors by the whole family. Some games that can help spark creativity are Apples to Apples, Uno, Monopoly, and Trivial Pursuit.
There are plenty of sport-like games that can be played with your children. An example is the spin and race game. Two people spin and then have to race to a goal. It is a fun way of learning the fun competition that can also be friendly.
Flying kites is a classical activity for the sunny and windy days. Kite soaring is useful for developing children’s sense of coordination and precision. It is also a beautiful activity that has a lot of relaxation for the parents as well.
If you are coming home after work and it is already late, it is not too late to spend quality time with your children and have them learn something new. You can take out your chairs and watch the stars. If you have a telescope, it is even better to find different stars and planets from a star map in the sky.
You can improvise on the things you can do with your children. As long as it is fun and you are together, children will be more excited and engaged in the world they live in when you introduce them to it as a family.