Spending quality time with your kids an important part of building a strong parent-child relationship that will protect your child when they get older. They are lots of fun free things to do with kids that can help you build a strong relationship with your child and raise the chance they will feel safe to come to you when things get tough in their teen years. The good thing is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to build a relationship with your child. In fact, you can find lots of fun free things to do with your kids.
10 Fun Free Things to Do with Kids
Snuggle up and read a good book. Books are fairly cheap but you can even get them free at the library or online. By reading with your child you get to build a bond and teach them a love of reading that will serve them well for life. Most local libraries have puzzles, games and toys you can use while you are there as well. A trip to the library can be an adventure.
Go for a walk. Going for a walk is a great way to spend time talking with your child. Make it fun and explore a new place.
Cook a meal together. Kids love helping cook so let them join you and enjoy that time together.
Play a game a new way. Grab a board game and make up your own rules and get creative.
Build a fort. Sometimes you just have to get silly and get down to your child’s level. What’s more fun than building a fort in the living room on a rainy day?
Turn up the tunes and share the chores. A great way to get things done while having fun with your child is to turn up the music and spend some time dancing around the house cleaning it up together. When it comes to doing chores with mom you want them to remember a bit of joy in your cleaning time instead of just stress and boredom.
Go dig in the yard. As the weather warms, we can start our gardens. Take your kids out with you and encourage them to help dig up and turn over the soil. The kids will have fun and at the end of the season will feel pride in knowing they helped.
Do some up-cycled crafts together. Browse Pinterest for ideas and gather items you can up-cycle as a family and then get creative. Challenge your children to make something useful from something that would normally end up in the trash. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest while you are there.
Turn on the water. Pull out the sprinkler, fill up the kiddy pool, or build your own slip n slide with a tarp. Get out and have fun making a splash with your kids.
Volunteer doing something your child loves. Does your child love animals? Why not team up volunteering with your child at the animal shelter. Not only will you have a great time and get to know your child better but your child will learn a great lesson for personal growth.