Family time is important. If you are short on ideas for activities to do together as a family, we have listed ideas for family activities. Spend some time together and create great memories.
Puzzles and board Games
Early on you should start playing age appropriate board games and do puzzles together. This will help your child’s development and practice solving tasks and train the brain. Board games and Puzzling develops hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills. It also develops attention, concentration and thinking skills such as recognizing, remembering, matching and sorting.
DIY upcycling projects
Do-It-Yourself projects, can be the ideal thing to do together as a family. Upcycling old toilet paper rolls, egg boxes or plastic bottles can be the perfect opportunity to teach your child about upcycling, recycling and the environment. It can be a fun time you spend together and do something creative. Encouraging your child to use the imagination and be creative.
Cleaning the house can easily be made into fun family activity. Put on some nice music, put the baby in the baby carrier and clean the house together. Making this a weekly routine, rewarded with coffee and cake or popcorn and a movie. When your children get older they will learn to participate in the household chores and they will learn to work in a team. Making cleaning and tidying into a fun activity and a weekly tradition, will create positive memories.
Visit the local library
Making a trip to the library is ideal on cold winter days or during a rainy spring. Libraries usually welcome young children and often have events scheduled, like story reading sessions or some crafting activities. From very young age, children love “reading” books, looking at colorful picture and spending quality time with their parent. Borrowing books from the library also contributes to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Limits the stuff you keep in your home and is at the same time a fun activity for your child and the whole family.
Go to museums
Museums are often the perfect place to bring your children, even though you might think the opposite. Kids love to learn about history and have great imagination when looking at and experiencing art. Seeing art through their eyes makes the experience even more wonderful for you. Many museums are kids friendly and even have a special children section where they offer different kind of crafting options for example. With a baby or a toddler, always bring a baby carrier. Being able to put the baby in the carrier makes everything easier. It’s easier to get around and you can offer the baby to change positions.
Here you can read about what the MET has to offer for kids and families for example.