One-on-one time with your kids is a great way to strengthen your relationship and create lasting memories. Spending time together doing activities that you both enjoy can be a fun and rewarding experience. In this blog, we will explore a range of activities you can do with your kids to create special one-on-one time:
- 20 questions
- Air Hockey
- Bake cookies
- Balloon volleyball (indoors, make sure balloon doesn’t hit floor)
- Bike riding
- Blindfold game (cover eyes and guess what’s in your hand)
- Cards – eg: 500, 21
- Cathedral (board game)
- Coloring / drawing
- Connect 4
- Creating a marble run
- Dance party • Disc golf
- Go to their room and hang out
- Gymnastics in the back yard
- Have them teach you something they know how to do, but you don’t
- Hide and seek
- Nature walks
- Painting nails
- Photo books (go through family photos)
- Photo scavenger hunt
- Play board games
- Play instruments (or have them teach you theirs)
- Reading together
- Research something you don’t know
- Ring toss
- Rock Climbing
- Rock. Paper. Scissors.
- Rubik’s cube
- Selfies—using apps to make faces funny
- Scavenger hunt (great party idea)
- Shoot hoops
- Stand Up Paddleboarding
- Swim – Go to the beach/park/pool
- Table soccer
- Table tennis
- Throw balls / discusses / shot puts
- Touch football
- Trace each other with chalk on the driveway
- Tracing letters (on your back, then you guess which one they wrote)
- Volunteer somewhere it’s needed
- Walks / Go to a dog park if you have a dog
- Watch movies, classics or cult
- Word searches
- Would you rather? (Questions like WYR eat a bug or eat a raw egg)
- Write a story: you write a line, they write a line
- Yoga poses in the back yard
- 5 second rule
- Play 15 (variant on tip and hide and seek)
- Earliest memory. Scariest moment. Funniest moment.
Make Sure Your Child Enjoys Themselves
Choosing an activity that your child will enjoy can be a challenge, especially if you have different interests. However, there are several things you can do to increase the chances that your child will enjoy the activity you choose. Here are some tips:
Involve Your Child in the Decision-Making Process
Ask your child what activities they are interested in and what they would like to try. This can help to ensure that the activity is something they are excited about and looking forward to.
Consider Your Child’s Personality and Interests
If your child is outgoing and loves to be active, they may enjoy activities like sports or dance. If your child is more introverted and enjoys quiet activities, they may prefer reading, painting, or other creative pursuits.
For example, if your child is interested in playing a sport, sign them up for a beginner’s class. This can help to build their confidence and skills before moving on to more advanced levels.
Make it Fun
No matter what activity you choose, it’s important to make it fun for your child. This can mean incorporating games, challenges, or other activities that make the activity more engaging and enjoyable. By making the activity fun, your child will be more likely to enjoy it and want to continue.
Be Positive and Supportive
Finally, it’s important to be positive and supportive throughout the activity. Encourage your child, provide positive feedback, and celebrate their successes. This can help to build their confidence and make the activity a positive experience.
One-on-one time with your child is an impactful and engaging way to strengthen your relationship and create lasting memories. Whether you are playing air hockey, baking, playing cricket, having a dance party, geocaching, watching a movie, painting, or reading together, there are many fun and rewarding activities that you can do together. By planning special activities with your child, you can create a strong bond and build lasting memories that will stay with both of you for years to come.