It can be hard to find ways to connect with your kids when they’re constantly glued to their phones or tablets. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some clever ways to spend time with your kids that will keep them entertained and engaged.
Play in a Snow Pile
Nobody likes taking the kiddies out in below-freezing temperatures, but if there’s a snow pile, it’s time for some good old-fashioned snowball fights. This is also a great way to get them away from the TV and playing outdoors with you this winter.
Build a Fort
Every child has enjoyed escaping to their fortress of solitude with his or her favorite stuffed animal. Now is the time to join in! Bring out all your pillows and blankets and build an impenetrable fort with your kids. Pro tip: Make it as big as you can!
Start a Dance Party
Sometimes the best way to connect with your kid is through music. Put on some of their favorite tunes and bust out those sweet moves. You may look funny, but it’s worth it when they crack up laughing at you after a few seconds.
Find a Secret Place
What better way to spend time with your kids than by going on a secret adventure? Pick somewhere new for you and the kiddies to explore every now and then, but don’t tell them where you’re going until you get there. This will keep them guessing as to what kind of mischief they could find this time.
Go on a Treasure Hunt
The perfect combination of exercise and fun! Hide some clues (and maybe even an envelope full of cash) and send your kids on the hunt to find it all. Make sure you end by celebrating with a nice dinner out or dessert after they finish.
When we spend too much time together, we run the risk of driving each other crazy. That’s why it’s important to take some time out and do nothing at all with your kids from time to time. After all, nobody knows how to just chill like toddlers and preschoolers.
The activities listed above are a great way to spend time with your kids and connect with them in a fun and meaningful way. Whether you’re playing in the snow, building a fort, or just lying around doing nothing, these activities will help to create some cherished memories. So get out there and have some fun.