By: Jason Chamberlain
There’s nothing better than bonding over a shared adventure!

Spending time with your kids is one of the purest joys of being a parent. Sometimes, it can be a little tricky keeping your kids engaged on the weekend. But there are tons of fun things to do at home or in the city which are exciting, educational, and entertaining.

Setting aside special time with your children is said to increase their trust in you as their parent, adding to the relational and emotional bonds this forges. Create your next family weekend itinerary with some of these suggestions which your kids will be sure to remember for years.

1. Night Time Exploration

Take your kids to your nearest park with a flashlight after sunset, and see what you can find. It’s a fun way to get a quick bit of exercise in, and in the evening it will be extra exciting. On a clear evening, you may even be able to get a view of the night sky full of stars. Have a telescope handy to make your exploration even more educational for the youngsters’ curious minds.

2. Build a Pillow Fort

Have your very own slumber party right at home. This little adventure will feel just as exciting as camping, without the trouble of leaving the city. Take your mattresses and sleeping bags out into the family room and put on a movie that everyone will enjoy. Stock up on plenty of fun (and healthy!) treats at your nearest AllHome, too.

3. Go on a Field Trip

Your kids may only get to go on educational tours once a year at school, but with fun parents like you, field trips can happen so much more often. Treat your children to a day at the newly opened National Museum of Natural History—a beautiful experience about the origins of people and the environment. This will be a great way to show them just how important it is to protect nature and all of the creatures that we share the earth with.

4. Organize a Home Talent Show

Set the stage for your kids’ development by having a talent show at home. This is a great way to show them that it’s okay to be a beginner at doing something they love, like singing or dancing. What’s important is that you get in on the fun too! Play them a song on the guitar or show them a picture that you made. It doesn’t have to be great, but your kids will love seeing you can be creative too.

5. Make a Scavenger Hunt

Looking for Easter Eggs at home or in the garden is one of the most exciting childhood activities. But who says we need to wait until after Holy Week? Pick up some treats at your nearest AllHome shopping center and get hiding. After a lovely Sunday breakfast at home, tell the kids that you’ve got some surprises for them to find. It’ll be just like a game of hide-and-seek but with exciting prizes and wonderful memories made.

Kids bring so much joy into the home, and deserve to have many good memories with the people they love. Try out these adventures next weekend and make your home a brighter place. Everyone deserves a beautiful life. Create yours with your kids now.


The COHO Living Team.