6 Fun Activities To Do With The Kids This Weekend

Every mum knows that kids demand constant attention! They’re clinging to your legs as you’re leaving the door. They’re always playing games, and using their imagination. It’s up to you to help them keep this playful attitude for as long as possible. That’s why I always schedule some sort of weekend activity for the children and us. (This weekend, we were at the Myer gift emporium). It keeps them busy and entertained. Plus, we get to spend time together as a family. It strengthens our bond together, and we have hours of fun. (Best of all, it exhausts them so they fall straight to sleep too!) If you’re stuck for ideas, try one of these:

1. Go to the park

It’s simple, it’s easy, and the kids love it. They’ll run around and play to their heart’s content on the swings and slides. Just keep a watchful eye on them, and make sure they’re safe. If you’re lucky, you might run into some other moms, and you can enjoy some grown up conversation too! If there’s a wide open space at your local park, take a football or rugby ball, and run around for a few hours. You can even unwind with a picnic and a few snacks before packing up for the day.

2. Go-karting

Don’t worry, I’m talking about specific indoor go karting for kids! It’s safe and exciting if you find a place that caters for younger children. They’ll love driving around the tight bends, and racing against mum and dad! Most go kart tracks also have a range of other activities, and a place to eat. You can happily spend a few hours here enjoying each other’s company.

3. Sports

Why not take your little ones to the big game? They’ll love the atmosphere with the crowd chanting and enjoying themselves. It’s a chance for them to see some of their favourite sports stars too. If it’s their first time, be careful, and make sure they’re old enough.

4. Eat out

We like to take our kids out for dinner at the weekends. It’s a good way to get them away from the TV, and actually engage in conversation. Plus, they love ordering their favourite foods! It’s all about finding new ways to bond with your kids. As they grow older, they’ll want to do more grown-up things, and be a part of the conversation. This is a good way to do that.

5. Cooking

Kids always love to get involved in ‘adult’ activities. Cooking and baking is one those things, and they’ll love helping you out. Try baking a cake together, or making cookies. Maybe they can be in charge of icing and decorating. You’ll make a big mess, but you’ll love spending this time together!

6. Movie day

If it’s raining outside, then you’ll want to find some indoor activities for you and the kids. Movie day is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, and you can power through all the Disney films!

When you let the kids’ imaginations run wild, there’s no limit to what you can do this weekend! Enjoy yourself, and have fun.

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