Our lives have got so busy that we hardly manage to find some quality time for ourselves and our family. Your kids keep complaining that you aren’t spending enough time with them, but you can’t really help it as you have bills to pay and things to buy. This goes on to be the reason for your kid’s addiction towards playing computer games and watching television shows. Slowly and steadily they make playing video games their occupation and spend all day doing similar activities, not only harming their physical self but also obstructing their overall growth. Hence, instead of simply resorting to the comfort of your home even on weekdays, it is a wise idea to go out with your whole family to get some fresh air and give an opportunity to your kids to do some outdoor stuff.
Now, when it comes to going out with your family, the first thing that hits your mind is movies and theatres. Well, let me tell you, there are way better options than watching a movie or going shopping, one of the best being a visit to the park. Regardless of your budget, you can always visit a park. There will be ample adventures to keep your kids busy and enough freshness in the air to help you get relaxed. Whether your local park is an expansive national park or just a small neighborhood green space, it is bound to be recreational enough for people of all age groups, so don’t miss out on outing there with your whole family. The below given are 10 of the most creative suggestions that are sure to give you enough ideas to make your family’s visit to the park a relaxing and even memorable one:
Gone are the days when kids used to go out and play with their friends. Nowadays, multiplayer gaming is the new home of kids to play and communicate with each other. The most a kid can do after getting bored with his or her PlayStation or computer is switch to watching something on the television. Keeping the activities confined to such involvement with the machines can turn out to be not so good in the long run, and even instill a sense of loneliness in the kids. Visiting a park will allow them to follow some outdoor activities like playing on monkey bars, giant slides, and other such activities. They may even interact and play with other kids of the same age group, thus helping them to feel more active and get rid of the lonely feeling.You can join them as well and experience pure fun with your family. This will also help your kids feel more comfortable with you.
Watching for wildlife
Wildlife can be found in most of the parks and watching them can be a real pleasure, especially while being with the kids, as they simply love watching it. Watching the various birds, bugs and other animals are sure to relieve you of the week long tension and stress and provide your kids with quality entertainment. They may even start taking photos of the animals they find there or create drawings after returning to the home.
Having a picnic
Going to the park with a view of having a picnic there is a great idea as well. A picnic is a fun filled activity and sure to be an amazing entertainer for your whole family.
Playing hide and seek
Yes, if you intend to get more out of your visit to the park, you need to allow the kid in you to take the charge. Playing hide and seek will turn out to be a really enjoyable experience for not only the kids, but also the parents. The excitement and thrill the activity offers is something of an unmatched quality and there aren’t many things that offer a level of enjoyment as entertaining as playing hide and seek.
Playing other outdoor games
Both parents and the kids need to play some outdoor games the most. You keep working throughout the week days rather rigorously, hardly finding any time for yourself, let alone your kids. Your kids, on the other hand, are forced to either study or spend their time playing computer games all day, and need a break big time from such activities. Visiting a park and playing games like tennis, badminton, volleyball, etc can provide the much needed break to both the parents and the kids.
Experiencing the nature
Due to our limited interaction with the nature throughout the week or probably longer if you are not someone visiting it regularly on the weekends, we tend to become more materialistic and less caring. Experiencing the feel of the nature by visiting a good park with a lot of greenery is sure to help develop our softer side and be at ease with ourselves and our family and avoiding the frequent arguments which many usually have otherwise.
Taking a walk
Yes, taking a simple long walk around the park can be a quality experience as well. Enjoying the fresh air and talking to your family in a light mood can be a real delight for sure. Also, such a walk also comes with various health benefits for the skin as well as the overall health due to the fresh oxygen rich air.
Going on a scavenger hunt
This can be a nice little involving activity too. Work together with your family to come up with a list of items you manage to notice in the park like a swing, a fence, sand, a pinecone or even a leaf.
Watching the sky and the clouds
Mad you would say. Well, not really. Watching the sky and the clouds besides having a good long talk with the family can be quite a good refreshing experience.
Playing with dirt and mud
I know that not many of you are going to like this idea, but believe me, it can make you laugh and enjoy like nothing else. Playing with dirt and mud in the park can make you feel like you are a kid again and help you connect to the kids in a much better way. If you manage to free yourself of all the shy feeling you get while playing this way, you are sure to have a memorable experience while playing with dirt and mud in a park.