One of the best and most frightening things for a parent to think of is some simple activities for kids.
On the one hand, it’s so great to find something that you all can enjoy together, but on the other hand it can be so difficult to come up with something without resorting to spending a bunch of money and time at a play area for kids. Here are some ideas you can use that are easy and full of fun!
Easy but Valuable
It’s a new year and a great time for adventure, but adventure seems so hard to come by. It seems that all the options are available for kids are either expensive, require a great deal of prep, or seem more like time fillers than valuable experiences.
It can be hard being a parent trying to find simple activities for kids for you to enjoy the time together. You either have to rack your brain scouring the Internet for an activity that will be more than a time waster or you end up settling for something easy that costs a bunch of money and requires a trip across town.
Luckily it doesn’t have to be that way. You simply need a few ideas that will help you come up with something fun that you all can enjoy together. You need something easy and valuable.
I can help. Here are 4 simple activities for kids that will make for a great time together.
Tried and True with a Twist
So you love playing that game together, but it’s just become so boring, or you enjoy cooking together, but you only know a few recipes.
Sometimes the best thing to do is not something new, but something familiar that you make new.
Do you like a particular board game but you’ve played it so much it’s become a bored game? Then just change the rules. Many games come with several different rule ideas to change a 6 hour game into a 30 minute game or completely change the feel of the game. Those games that don’t have official alternative rules often have unofficial rule ideas that people post online.
If you have a recipe, change it up. Instead of meat in that dish use vegetables. Instead of making cookies, try using the same mix to make cookie bars.
It doesn’t take much to take an old favorite and make it new again.
Something simple you can to to make the day more exciting is to simply invite friends. You don’t have to wait until the holidays to invite people over. After all, more people means more fun.
A board game turns into an event with more people involved. Cooking a simple recipe turns into a culinary feast when several people have different jobs to make each part of the meal come alive. Including friends can make simple activities with kids even more fun.
Of course, one of the best ways enjoy the day, with or without friends, is to make the whole day fun.
Make the Whole Day Fun
Forget trying to find a fun activity – make the whole day fun. Make it “Talk like a pirate day” or every time someone says a particular word… like “fun”… they have to hop on one leg for 30 seconds.
There are so many ways you can spice this up. You can try different accents, make everyone dress up, have 5 secret words that get a special celebration whenever someone says one of them for the first time.
All it takes is one simple idea that you weave into the entire day that makes this one of the easiest of these 4 simple activities for kids.
Of course, my favorite activity would be a scavenger hunt.
A Scavenger Hunt
Now what kind of adventure guide would I be if I didn’t mention a scavenger hunt? After all, I’m back , so why not do what I’m best at?
I know you think that a scavenger hunt won’t be a simple thing, but it can be.
Just hide little pieces of paper with clues around the house. Or find a few items items that, when put together mean something – like a picture of lettuce, a traffic light, the number 2, and a DVD. When all of them items are found they reveal the answer: Let us go to the movies!
Of course, the easiest way to create an exciting scavenger hunt is with the AweVenture app. In just a few seconds you can create an amazing adventure you and the kids will remember fondly for a long time to come. The best part is that you can try it for free!
Download the AweVenture app from the app store and make a wonderful memory for your and your kids. It’s a simple way to spend quality time as you find where your adventure will take you.