The memories you have with your children are undeniably the best you’ll ever have in your lifetime. Your children change the way you lived before, and although it comes with sacrifices, it’s all worth it in the end. However, the impression that you have with your children is certainly impactful as they’re growing up. So here are some tips to provide wonderful memories for your children.
Try Outdoor Camping In Your Garden
Ever camped beneath the stars? It’s a wonderful experience, and even though you may not like the thought of spending time out in the cold, in the middle of nowhere, it’s fun. However, if you don’t fancy travelling to a forest setting and would much prefer to do it closer to home, then your garden will work just as well.
Get yourself some Outwell sleeping bags and take plenty of warm blankets and duvets. Fill up some hot water bottles and set up a tent so that you can give your children the experience of camping, even if you never actually go out to do it properly. This experience is one that they’ll either enjoy or they may like it for a while and then get too cold and want to get back inside. Let’s hope they ask for the latter!
However, as long as your garden is secure, there’s no harm in them sleeping outside if you wanted to head in and keep a watch on the sofa.
Create A Fort Blanket Castle In The Living Room
Fort blankets are something that are simple, yet provide so much fun. Find a space in your home where you can set it up, whether that’s perhaps in a bedroom, or better yet, your living room. Gather lots of blankets, pillows, duvets, and bed sheets. For little children, you’re creating a world in itself that can be pretty magical.
Make pretend and have fun creating a home within your home. Hang some fairy lights or put in some lights and add a tunnel into your kitchen or out to another room to make it completely separate. Fort blankets aren’t too much of a mess to clean up, and as they consist of bed sheets, they can just be pulled down at the end of the day and placed back onto the relevant beds.
It’s definitely something worth doing with friends and their kids, not to mention doing it over the summer holidays. It’s a great way of keeping them entertained and to provide hours of entertainment.
Have A Family Activity You Do Together
Family activities are important because they help build relationships, and that’s important in a household. Life can get busy, and when you have work to focus on, and your children have school, there can be very little time to spend together.
So, create a family activity that you can do together, whether that’s a fitness activity or just going down to the local park for an hour every week. An effort should be made to eat dinner as a family every evening, and if that’s not possible, then there should be an effort to make up that time somewhere else.
Everyone gets busy, but it’s key that family time is sacrificed because it’s one thing that children will notice as they grow up. Absence is never a good thing when you’re a parent.
Get Them Interested In The Kitchen
The kitchen is usually a kid-free zone, and a lot of parents have a nervous attitude towards letting children loose in the kitchen. However, it’s good to encourage baking in your home. It’s a really good life skill for your child to learn because they’re going to need to cook when they get to the age where they fend for themselves anyway.
Making baking a staple for them growing up and make it fun so that it ends up being a positive and memorable experience. They’re then likely to carry that into their own lives as they get older and have a happier and healthier relationship with cooking food.
Providing memories for your children is something that is always worth being conscious about. It’s a good way of giving them the positive experiences they need to grow into adults that will then say that they had a good childhood.
So take some of these ideas and create your own too. The traditions you have in your family are very special, and so it’s great to be able to have memories both you and your children can look back on with fondness.
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Until next time, thanks for reading.
Helen, Nial & Lewis