What are some family time things you do. I'm all blanked out.
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Elaine - posted on 10/10/2011
we love going for walks in the neighborhood, kids ride their scooters or bikes. We also go to museums or on nature trails on the weekends when the weather is nice. We play outback a lot: frisbee, soccer, baseball. Inside, we do board games, play-do, art, movie/snuggle time, dance,
Shelagh - posted on 05/07/2009
Go for a walk in the rain - yes, really. Wellington boots, umberella's, jump in all the puddles. Great fun, and doesn't cost a penny. You could also cook a meal together - parents do the 'hot' bit, kids chop and stir and weigh, set the table, maybe even write out a menu. It takes a bit of planning, but it's great fun. Have a picnic - in a park, or in your own garden, or on the beach - or even on your living room floor!
The important thing is to relax and just enjoy being with your kids.
We do everything together. Biking, hiking, long walks, go to the park, shop, visit family and friends, picnics, beach, games, swimming, movies, church, and the list goes on. My son's new thing is "fixing the garden". He has his own little shovel and follows me around in the yard and helps with the gardening. He also rides the tractor with daddy. He also wears me out reading books and playing basketball or soccer.
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You know that my brothers and I when we were kids we loved to play in the rain. I can't believe I did'nt think of doing this with my kids. It brought back so many beautiful memories of my youth. Thank you and the cooking is awesome ill probably do that tonight since we have no plans this friday. Love it .
Abby - posted on 05/07/2009
go for walks, to the park, feed the ducks, to a local farm, swimming, to a restaurant, for a coffee, picnic in the country, drink in a pub garden anything kids dont care. we went for a walk round a field and in some woods today. and my lil man loved it. x
Davon - posted on 05/07/2009
There are lots of things to do - make sure everyone in the family is at the dinner table.
- Family game night (good for weekdays)
- Family movie night (this can be an outting or pop a dvd in, get the snacks ready and sit back and relax
- There are lots of parks and museums to visit on the weekend
- Sometimes its good to cut out from work early and set up an outting (whether its for the weekend or just that evening)
- Cooking (kids love to help out)
- Cleaning (kids love to help out)
Almost anything you do, you can make it fun and turn it into a family time thing...
Jeanne - posted on 05/07/2009
It depends on your children`s ages but it can be easily as going to the park or taking a walk on a local nature trail. When I was growing up we all gathered around the tv to watch `The Wonderful World of Disney` so taking a page from that you can do movie night with the kids. If they are old enough bike rides are a load of fun and if it`s possible you stop at a dairy shop for an ice cream cone. Picnics are great or even just going outside and playing a new game - like bowling with the plastic balls and pins, volleyball with an inflatable beach ball (so no one gets hurt). If it`s during bead weather you can always do arts and craft projects with the kids - put a plastic table cloth down before you start to make clean up easy....remember the macaroni art from kindergarten....all of these are easy, fun and cost effective ideas.
Stephanie - posted on 05/07/2009
Mostly we do alot of fishing in my family. With 6 kids running around though its hard to find activities that ALL of them can do since they range in age from 1-11 and one of them isnt related to the others by blood, *one is my own and 5 are my man's kids*. Fishing seems to be one of the few activities that they all seem to like. If we take them to a park then only a few of them are entertained, 4 of them are to young for video games and none of them can agree upon a movie to go see together. Camping is another thing we can all do together, but hikes are out of the question right now since the 1 year old wouldnt last more then a few blocks worth of length and some of the other kids are physically seriously outof shape and would probably feel like they were dying if we went up a hill.
Try family walks, like just walks around the block where the kids can feel more free and open to ask questions. Thats one of the better things weve done. Park visits are ok, but can cause probems trying to keep track of multiple kids at once. Try family game nights with board games that you rotate, or teach the kids how to play cards.
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