There are so many things out there to do with our kids. Honestly, I could write an endless list. I love doing different things with my son and bonus points if it teaches him something about life. Here are 4 things that you can do with your kids that are fun and teach them a little something about life.
Roller skating – We attended a birthday party for my cousins daughter and watching the kids on skates was hilarious. Most of them ended up on the ground at some point, and usually more than once. My husband pointed out something though. Every single time they got back up and kept on skating. So something so silly as roller skating can teach our kids that even if they fall down, they get back up. Perseverance.
Cooking – I love when my son wants to cook with me. I am not a very good cook, mostly because I hate it. I have him cook with me in hopes that he will love to cook and when he is old enough I can just quit. LOL. Anyway, cooking is great for kids for so many reasons. It can teach them teamwork, measuring, math, and cooking for the future.
Sports – Not all kids are good at sports. I am still back and forth on whether or not my son is good at soccer. They don’t have to be good, though, to have the experience. Sports can teach kids how to work well with others, not to be sore losers, and how to be a good sport if they win. Although, participation trophies have somewhat altered this. But that is a post for a different day.
Sleep overs – We haven’t had a ton of sleep overs. I want to have more for sure. I love them because even though they are fun for kids, they can be challenging. At my son’s last birthday party we had 4 other boys spend the night. Finding one movie for 5 boys to agree on is challenging. It is a good way for them to learn negotiation and how to get along with everyone. Not only that, but it taught my son that he has to be able to bend a little to get a little.
Even though I have only listed 4 activities, there are so many other things you can do,or let your kid do to help mold them into great adults. That is what our goal is, right? Not to raise a jerk? Even doing just one of the four can make a difference in your child’s’ life. Are there any other activities you can think of along these lines?