With the colder weather approaching, it can be hard to find weekend activities for kids that separate them from their screens. Regardless of the weather, there are plenty of ways to have fun and stay engaged without technology.
Have an arts & crafts day
Instead of watching TV, put together some arts and crafts for the kids to get involved with! On sunnier days, head outside to draw with some chalk on the footpath. As always, when out in the sun make sure to be sun smart!
On the days where the weather is less permitting, cut up some old magazines and have a DIY collage day. Painting, drawing, collaging, whatever it may be, is a great way to get the kids off the screen and using their creativity.
Make a healthy breakfast together
To ensure everyone in the family is starting their day in the best way possible, whilst also getting the kids involved, have a family cooking morning. Head over to Healthy Lunchbox to find lots of delicious family-friendly recipes, such as these blueberry and oat muffins, or these breakfast muffin cups that are full of nutrients, and will satisfy kids and adults alike.
Have a dance party
Put on a playlist with some funky tunes and get moving! Dancing is not only fun, but also a great way to fit in some extra physical activity during the day. When you need a break from all of the fun, check out this article on the 5 best drinks for kids for a quick refreshment.
Go on a scavenger hunt
Instead of the usual walk, write down a list of things that the kids can find around the neighborhood, and have them search around until they’re able to check everything off the list.
Being active is important for our health, and this will be a fun way to get the kids active.
Take up a sport with the kids
Participating in a sporting activity is always a great way to encourage kids to minimise screentime and increase healthy movement. Sign the kids up for a local sport, or just grab a ball and play out in the backyard or the local park.
Even a family yoga session can be a great way to fuel the mind and body. If the kids (and you) are getting active and having fun, the ideas are endless!