Way-out fun with your kids...

Try these ideas...

A little while ago I read a hub page about the modern kids of the world, that made me think… and I asked my children what are fun things they enjoy, and my daughter without hesitation came up with the idea to “list 101 fun things to do with your children that they enjoy.”

I only managed 25, but ther are loads of fun activities you can try.

I was thinking about it and then they started blurring out ideas and it just kept coming. It was an experience to see the joy on their faces “helping dad” with his hubs.

I suddenly realized that we under estimate our children way too far concerning the “real world”. They are such wonderful creatures and we as adults tend to think of them being too young and/or not grown-up enough to realize or understand the concept of the world.

I couldn’t keep up with their ideas and had to fetch my mobile phone to record everything and later un-cipher the chaos that erupted. Eventually it’s done and for every one to enjoy…

Some ideas are totally outrages and some people might think it’s not a good idea. I thought like that too in the beginning, but just have fun… even if it’s only for an hour…

I have to add that is more applicable to younger children (11 or 12). The older kids have “better things to do”. But most of the ideas they can be incorporated too.

  1. Take walk in the park or anywhere else, where it is safe. Take the dog along with you if it’s permitted.
  2. Go play in the park with them, take a turn at the swings or jungle gym.
  3. Do window shopping, they love it, BE WARNED, the will nag you till death about things they saw that they want.
  4. Go watch any live game of their choice, even if it bores you. It can be an official league game or just a neighborhood bash.
  5. Instead of jumping into the car to get some milk or bread, ask if they will join you to walk to the grocer or corner shop.
  6. For those of you that live in apartments, instead of asking if any one has walked the dog for the day invite them to join you, then go and enjoy a quick walk around the block.
  7. Give your pet a bath. Some kids at first wouldn’t participate. Make a big hoo-hah about it and soon enough they’ll join. The very next day they will tell you that it’s bath time for the pets.
  8. Take them to the movies and watch any movie of their choice as long as it’s decently rated.
  9. Go have a pig-out with them at McDonalds or any other not too fancy restaurant.
  10. If you own a car, take a drive to the country side. If you public transport, take the bus or underground, take a trip anywhere. It’s just the idea that counts.
  11. Let them help if they offer with the chores in and around the house.
  12. Paint anything with them on either canvas or plan paper. Paint big weird or funny stuff, it doesn’t matter. The weirder the better.
  13. Watch cartoons with them on TV for 30 minutes or so, or rent a cartoon DVD.
  14. Over week ends for one day let them wear what they want, even if it looks outrages. Kids are kids and have wild imaginations.
  15. Try weird hair styles, moose and gel every one’s hair in an outrages style.
  16. In the privacy of your home let them choose for you what to wear for the day. Don’t feel embarrassed, just do it…
  17. Once in a while ask them what they would like for lunch or dinner. You will be surprised to hear their choices.
  18. Tell them at any specific day you are only going to have junk-food-day. Take it one step further and offer and offer a candy or chocolate day.
  19. If you go somewhere, hold their hand and tell them that they must hold tight other wise you (parent) might wonder of or get lost.
  20. If it is raining or snowing outside go have a walk in it, get soaked but be careful of getting sick.
  21. Read to them from the newspaper and explain what you are reading and why, or just read a short story from a book or magazine.
  22. Tell them that today no beds are to be made., dirty laundry are to be left lying where ever, unless you are a neat-freak, you can chuck into the washing machine or –bin.
  23. Search the internet with them and let them choose what to look for. Please be careful not to show them any sensitive sites such as porn or blood and gore.
  24. Go somewhere and demolish something or anything, as long it is not going to get you into trouble. Kids love this.
  25. Go to the zoo or fish aquarium. You will be amazed how much wild animals fascinate children.

 

Playing playstation with kids, they love it.

Playing playstation with the monsters... they love it
Playing playstation with the monsters... they love it

Playing with them...

I can't stress this one enough. It is very important, they love it. It does'nt have to be playstation or x-box, it can be anything under the sun.

just the idea that you are spending time with them does wonders, honestly.

Sleeping in...

Sleeping-in till 11:30am, no, no hangover on my side, late night hubbing.
Sleeping-in till 11:30am, no, no hangover on my side, late night hubbing.

Sleeping

Sleeping-in is the best way of cathing up with lost time.

They tend to get restless if half awake, but damn, they enjoy this.

The late sleeping leads to other fun with them while waking up.

Way-out activitis with kids...

Have you tried any weird or outrages activities with your children?

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Please share with us...

I want to invite every one to share their activities and tell how it went...

If you don't have chidren of your own, cousins, younger sibliings or friend will do too.

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Gypsy Willow 7 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

My 4 yr old Grandson loves going into the woods and making bows and arrows. Obviously careful supervision is needed but all you need is a bootlace or piece of string. We both enjoy it very much.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Gypsy: Im glad and we as adults don't realise how much these kids appreciate it when we do stuff with them. Suggestion, treat hum with one of my f*&$ up weird ideas and see what his reaction is, you will be amazed....


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mejane 7 years ago from Jacksonville Beach

My 5-year old twin grandkids love it when I just pretend like I'm going to get them. I grab at them from my chair and they run screaming and giggling and then come back for more. This activity might require ear plugs.

Lots of fun ideas in your Hub...let's see the other 75!


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Nah, i'm wating for all the mommy's and grannies and the guys too...


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CurtisCandy 7 years ago from Upstate NY

GREAT list!

Since my son could crawl, we'd get on the floor together and play "Rams." - This is where we start at opposite ends of the room, and - on all fours - "charge" one another to determine the leader of the herd.

To this day, my record is something like 0-579. :-)


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

By now you shold be thick sculled then, Tx Curt, appreciate your comment. Nice one, i'll add to the list. Rams - testosterone....


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Wow you clearly love your kids, they are so lucky to have a Dad like you who loves spending quality time with them. I am a big kid myself, I love getting on the Playstation, playing shooting games. Haven't played for awhile sigh, I lost the power pack. A few years ago when I lived out West I had my first mudfight,with three of my neighbours who started it all hahaha. Boy oh boy I was caked with mud so thick I looked like a brunette LMAO.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

My kids 3 and 7 are younger than yours, but they love to help me cook and bake. The coveted job is cracking the eggs. We always do the eggs first so I can dig the shells back out. LOL. We really like to play slip-n-slide, if you don't have it where you are its an outside water mat that you run and slide on. We also like to play twister, which is a riot. Actually that's fun to play with other grown-ups too.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Blonde, I think I'm a bigger kid than you dear, you should see what I come up with, and afterwords I always think what others think of my childish behavior... alas, young at mind and heart keeps the aches and pains away. Mud fight, one of the best activities, but, the parents must be involved.

randy: water is always great fun for kids, u'll be amased to see how innovative they are with water... Cooking with them, tried it once, alkost had the roof blown off...


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Isn't it so much fun though to be like a kid, I don't care what anyone thinks of me, I am going to live my life up the happiest I can


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

True, I havn't brushed teeth, its 12:45 sunday, we ate fudge for breakfast, still running around in jamies...


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scottaye73 7 years ago from Michigan, USA

Great hub! I like #15 and #24. Great ideas, you gave me some I hadn't thought of. Have a great night! ~ Scott


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Scott: Demolishing is also a great sress reliever for adults, we tried it ones. It was one of the better afternoons out...


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Moonmaiden 7 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

We love to see the children's faces light up when they get to help make their bows and arrows. I miss having little kids around. Now if I go to parks people eye me suspiciously. When you have time run this through your spell checker at the top of each text hub. It's the little button that says abc on it.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Sorry moon, its the 3 languages mixed as i also chat in german and my mother tounge at the same time.


Iphigenia 7 years ago

My daughter's 24 - we now socialise together, she looks after me (1 glass of wine and I'm anybodys' ..) and she calls me if we go out separately but she gets home before me.

In the olden days when I was the adult and she was the child we used to enjoy getting toys like stilts and kites and such like and bake cakes with a weird mix of ingredients which we then donated to the village fete.

The main thing, as you pointed out, is spending time with them. It pays off.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

it does, big time, I just wish everybody would take more time to spend with their kids or any kid, instead of just producing and then forgeting bout them.


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feeweewv 7 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

I like these ideas.... i have a similar hub, much shorter though. Just a few ideas though. My kids have more fun when they are entertained... they like to keep busy but if it isn't something "new" to them, they are usually tired of it and not interested. I try to come up with new things to do with them often so we all stay sane.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

you have kids!!! I thought u r still a 20yr young perky little thing...

Looks can be very deceiving, but this avatar do you good.


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Storytellersrus 7 years ago from Stepping past clutter

mrdork, i cannot believe how your voice comes across in your writing. i mean, i have to slow it down and read every word just to hear how you pronounce words. it's incredible.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

what do you mean, and your hubname still tickles me, tell me bout it pls. It sounds very much like my mother tounge or the rus at the end


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feeweewv 7 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

Avitar? that is me... LOL... I am 28 yrs old... I have three kids... 8, 5 and 2... my girls are my life.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

mine too fee, we are lucky to have kids and enjoy them. i'm working on "that" hub. you'l be the first to approve it


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feeweewv 7 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

I'm watching for it. I'll be here for it


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atienza 7 years ago from Northern California

Finally started reading some of your hubs. I'll have to try some of these with my daughter, especially the aquarium because we've never been. Great ideas.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

about time too, lol. i've read all yours...


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

about time too, lol. i've all 6 o yours... tx


Adam B 7 years ago

Great hub, I think I have done quite a few on the list above.


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Tx adam, preciate the comment.


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ReuVera 7 years ago from USA

My son is pretty grown up now, but when he comes home from college we still do a lot of things together, same as we used before. I think we covered the whole list of yours, plus much, much more. When we go for a walk with our dog around the block, he takes his old scooter and we ride it in turns. We like to lay on the floor playing board games. And just to do all kinds of silly things along the way. I always sprinkle water on him by opportunity. He taught me how to dance their hip-hop. No matter what you are doing with your kids together, it is fun and they like it!


Janetta 7 years ago

very cute :) Of course, my boys love to play wrestle. With each other, with their dad, with me...with whoever they think they can body slam :)


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men are dorks 7 years ago from Namibia Author

Rue, you sound like a real fun parent. There are many like that today, coz of our modern busy time. If a parent invests time with their kids when they'r young, come old age you'll reap the fruits. TX 4 the comment.

Janetta, any physical attention is the best for a kid, and I noticed a few hubbers mentioning the same. It creates that special bond.


Rick 5 years ago

I just came across your list. Amazing. You've inspired me to create one, AND complete it. Thank you!

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