10 Creative Ways for Millennial Moms to Engage with Their Kids

Do you feel that you have run out of activities to do with your children? Communicating with your children can be difficult when you feel that you do not have creative ways to do so.

Well, look no further! Here are ten helpful ways to interact with your children.

1. Have a dance party

Consider throwing a dance party with your kids next Friday night. What better way to bond with your kids and get a little exercise than to play music and dance around the living room? Take turns choosing songs as a family to create an intergenerational playlist and show off favorites from each family member. It’s a great way to learn more about each other.

2. Enjoy singing together

Since your kids are exposed to more songs through your dance parties, consider creating weekly vocals. Chances are, they’ll love showing off their singing skills to the rest of the family. It will also be an excellent way for you to communicate with your children. Consider using the same playlist from Dance Nights, so your kids can identify the songs. If check-in evenings become popular, try turning to karaoke for more advanced fun.

3. Do family trivia

A fun way to bond with your kids and get to know them better is to spend family trivia nights. Family trivia can be as formal or informal as you like. Make the night all about your kids first, starting with easy questions – birthdays, middle names, favorite colors, movies and books. Allow your children to brainstorm answers and questions to ask you, too.

4. Put on the puppet stage

A great way to get your kids involved in playing is to put on a puppet show. If you have younger children, imaginative or imaginative play is the perfect way to help children develop cognitively and boost their creativity. Make sock puppets with your kids and put on a show that re-enacts their favorite fairy tale, TV show or movie. If your kids are a little older, help them use their imaginations to create their own puppet show.

5. Picnic in the park

Consider taking the kids outside for lunch, but instead of eating out at a restaurant, go for a walk. Fresh air can always be good for a family – providing perspective in critical situations. Plus, your kids are more likely to enjoy the time you spend in nature and your undivided attention.

Prepare an enjoyable lunch of sandwiches and head to a local park or nature reserve. You can take the afternoon out and take a walk afterwards, or go to the playground if you have time. Your kids will appreciate a little running around, and tired kids will have fun at bedtime.

6. Cook together

If you routinely want to connect with your kids, consider cooking as a family. Cooking is an excellent way for you and your children to bond. While preparing meals, you can share your days and listen to each other. Cooking also provides excellent learning opportunities in the kitchen – your children will remember these lessons as they grow into responsible teens and young adults. After your meal is prepared, sit down as a family to eat together and enjoy what you made!

7. Grow a garden

Grow your family’s green thumb and grow a garden. Find the perfect spot in your backyard or if you have extra window space, try a mini potted herb garden. Your kids will love helping you water their garden and watching their plants grow. Discuss any vegetables, fruits or herbs you’d like to grow as a family and buy produce together – then monitor progress together.

8. Run a scavenger hunt

One unique way to connect with your children is to do a scavenger hunt in your community. This is a great way to get your kids moving and explore new areas. There are plenty of options when it comes to scavenger hunting—you can make your own, stay home, or run around your neighborhood. The great thing about scavenger hunts is that it requires you and your family to work together, making you and your kids bond in a fun and different way.

9. Volunteer together

Consider giving back to your community as a family. Volunteering is a great way to model responsible citizenship. It’s also a great way to bond with your kids. Ask your children how they would like to volunteer. Perhaps you have a child who loves animals or someone who has shown empathy for those who have weaknesses in housing. One week, take your kids to volunteer at the ASPCA. Next week, you can volunteer at the soup kitchen. Both children will feel purposeful in their volunteer work. If time permits, try to make volunteer work a regular part of your family life.

10. Take a class

A fun way to bond as a family is for moms and kids to take a class together. You may have an idea of ​​a class your kids would like to take out of your head. If your child is into music, he will probably want to learn to play an instrument. If they are emerging artists, they will probably want to try a new medium. If you’re not sure what class your child would like to take, that’s okay. The idea is for the two of you to have a bond while you learn something new together. Just ask your child what they are interested in and go from there.

Interact with your kids today

There are many ways to communicate creatively with your children. All it takes is a little effort, and you and your kids will get along in no time!

About the author

Ava Roman (he/she) is the managing editor of Revivalist, a women’s lifestyle magazine that empowers women to live their most authentic lives. When you’re not typing Ava, you’ll find her in a yoga class, championing body positivity, hitting something delicious in the kitchen, or breaking up patriarchy. You can contact Ava at Pinterest and Facebook.

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