Is there really nothing fun to do with your child at home?
“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll
Check out these parent-child activities that you can try at home. They’re not only fun but will also help you deposit happy memories in your child’s bank.
1. Work together: Spring clean or do other housework
Not only do you get to keep your house clean, you can also help to your child cultivate the habit of doing housework. Through this, you can also reminisce about your past while going through your old items, be it an old photograph or toy.
2. Get creative together: Paint an art piece, make a candle, or make origami
3. Do something new together: Start gardening, sew something, or conduct a science experiment
Tired of the same old activities? Why not try something new with your child. Gardening or embroidery would be great for those with children of both genders as it does not discriminate by gender or age. If you prefer something more academically related, check out these 8 simple experiments https://www.businessinsider.com/8-awesomely-simple-science-experiments-you-can-do-at-home-2016-7 that you can do with your child at home for a fruitful holiday. You may even learn a thing or two.
4. Get to know each other: Have a cuddly session to talk about each other’s likes/dislikes/dreams/aspirations
It may seem like you know your child very well since you are in the same home. But, think again, do you really know your child? Why not test yourself by playing a guessing game with your child, where you guess each other’s likes/dislikes. Here is a list of 63 fun questions https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/questions-every-parent-should-ask-their-kid/ for a lighthearted but insightful conversation. I guarantee you, there will definitely be something new you will learn about your child!