Are you looking for ways to create some family bonding time with your kids?
Creating a bond with my kids is important to me as a mom. It is something I try to work at daily.
It believe a strong family bond helps kids build confidence, self esteem, and sense of safety in their environment.
Through family bonding we also grow stronger as a family unit, which is always a good thing.
Family bonding time with your kids doesn’t have to be hard! It can be as simple as giving them a kiss goodnight to spending a day at their favorite theme park.
Sometimes it’s fun though to mix things up a bit and create fun bonding experiences that your kids will remember forever.
Here is a handy list of easy ways to bond with your kids and don’t forget to grab your FREE printable Family Bonding Ideas List at the bottom.
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100+ Easy Ways to Bond With Your Kids
- Read bedtime stories for 10+ minutes each night
- Plan a family game night
- Go for a walk around the neighborhood
- Ask about their day at school
- Bake cookies together
- Sing aloud together in the car
- Tell them how much you love them
- Plan a one-on-one date with your child
- Play tag
- Watch a family movie
- Play dress up
- Put on a play
- Go stargazing in the back or front yard
- Have family dinner or breakfast daily
- Make time for no electronics
- Read a chapter book series together
- Go on a scenic family drive
- Go roller skating/ice skating
- Learn more about your child’s interests
- Make a craft
- Let the kids help make an easy dessert
- Ride a roller coaster
- Go on a family bike ride
- Plan a family picnic
- Plant a garden
- Carve out time for daily play
- Encourage your kids in their hobbies
- Let your kids help make the grocery list
- Go on a family road trip/day trip
- Get out some coloring books
- Draw pictures
- Learn how to play your child’s favorite video game
- Go camping
- Involve the kids in vacation planning
- Make yearly, monthly, weekly family traditions
- Explore some old family photos
- Tell stories about your childhood
- Ask questions about your child’s day
- Volunteer for a local cause
- Learn a new skill/hobby together
- Have a family contest/competition
- Create a schedule of family events
- Start a family YouTube channel
- Do a science experiment
- Take a class together (Art, exercise, cooking)
- Make family goals
- Volunteer in child’s classroom
- Go on a class fieldtrip
- Attend your child’s extra curricular events
- Build a LEGO set
- Make a blanket fort
- Find a Groupon Coupon for a day of family fun
- Go on a family hike
- Play a board game. We love Monopoly!
- Have a family Pokemon card tournament
- Build a world with your kids in Minecraft
- Tell jokes
- Donate old toys together
- Have a small, family only, birthday party
- Go to the park
- Take a weekly trip to the library
- Have a themed story time
- Video chat with the kids when you are away
- Surprise your kids with a trip or fun activity
- Decorate a cake or sugar cookies together
- Go out for a family dinner
- Stick a note in their school lunch
- Find shells at the beach together
- Let your kids help with holiday baking and decorating
- Have a water gun/balloon fight
- Have a staring contest
- Listen and respond when your kids are talking
- Visit a zoo or museum together
- Make ice cream sundaes
- Learn a new game
- Go to a concert
- See a drive in movie
- Play instruments and sing together (Family Band?)
- Have weekly family meetings
- Go swimming
- Build a sand castle
- Feed the ducks at a park
- Pick out a family pet together
- Give your kids a big hug
- Make a secret code
- Go to a theme park
- Sing Karaoke
- Make dinner together
- Make a family calendar together
- Plant a tree
- Go on a bus/trolley ride
- Climb a rock climbing wall
- Blow Bubbles
- Make up stories
- Tell spooky stories
- Dance around the house
- Go searching for bugs, birds, wildlife
- Have a nature scavenger hunt
- Start a family piggy bank, save for a family trip or activity!
- Have a family slumber party
- Ask your kids what they want to do when they grow up
- Make a backyard fire pit, then make S’mores.
- Make chalk art in the driveway
- Play in the sprinklers
- Learn a new song
- Have a family pizza party
- Go searching for Pokemon
- Make Your Own Stained Glass Window Drawings With Crayola
Kids feel so much more safe, secure, and happy when they have a strong bond with their parents.
A lot of the things on this list are quick and easy to do. Picking even one bonding activity to do each day, week, or month goes a long way in developing a stronger bond with your kids and family.
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How do you bond with your kids? What are your favorite bonding activities to do with them? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!
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