Parenting can be challenging, no matter how many children you have. Our hectic lives often have us squeezing in every little thing we have to do in a single day. But something we must always make time for is spending quality time with our children. Setting up a date night for you and your son or daughter can be a fun way to have fun together.
Not sure where to go on your date? Here are some great parent-child date night ideas.
Dinner and a Movie –Take your child to their favorite restaurant and catch a flick. Choose the newest kid-friendly movie that your child has been asking to see, or take them to a screening of an old favorite.
Go to the Theater – Introducing your child to the theater and the wonderful world of the dramatic arts is not only fun, but could also contribute to instilling a love of the arts.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt – Whether you live in the city or in the suburbs, a scavenger hunt can be a fun way to get you moving and thinking together. All you need to do is make a list of items to find and then spend the day hunting for the items on your list.
Take a Craft Class Together – Is your child into pottery, scrapbooking, or painting? Find a local class and do some hands-on learning together while expanding your creative horizons.
Explore Your City – Often people have many hidden treasures right where they live. With a little research, you can discover museums, shops, parks, and events right where you live. It’s like being a tourist in your own town!
Go Shopping – Shopping can be fun for both boys and girls. Make it special by giving your child options when it comes to a new outfit, or help them save up for a new toy or game and reward them with a one-on-one shopping trip once they have enough money to make the purchase.
Read a Book – Sometimes staying home, curled up with a good book can be an awesome way to spend time together. Head to the bookstore or library and let your child pick a few books, and then head home for a night in.
Do you plan parent-child date nights for your kids? Share your favorite activities for spending one-on-one time with your child in a comment below.