Every good daddy should make it his duty to spend time with his kids. No matter if you spend 60 hours a week at work or you have other jobs to do around the house, it is important that you set aside some dedicated daddy time where you can just relax and have fun with your children.
There are so many fun things you can do with your kids that will strengthen your bond and ensure that you all have fond memories once the kids leave home that day time will be a joy rather than a chore. Here are just a few of the fun things any dad can do with their kids:
Take in a Ballgame
Whether you take them to a big league game or a local event, there is hardly a child alive who will not delight in spending time at the game with their daddy. Even children who aren’t particularly interested in sports will cherish the time together eating hot dogs, soaking up the atmosphere and trying to catch fly balls.
Alternatively, you could actually play sports with your kids, if you want to get active and build a lasting bond.
If you’re the kind of daddy who excels at DIY, why not get the kids involved? Most kids love arts and crafts, and the act of actually making something simple like a doll’s house or a home for the local birds can give them a real sense of achievement. It’s also a great chance to show the kids how wonderful and talented you are!
Take a Hike
Make some sandwiches and trail mix, put on your walking shoes and hit the trail with your kids; you can make it fun for them by collecting flowers, leaves, rocks and feathers, which they can put into a scrapbook back home. You can also start to teach them a bit about the outdoors and how to respect nature, stay safe and have fun. It will even help you keep fit and refresh you for the week of work ahead.
Teach Them to Swim
Teaching your kids to swim should be on every dad’s list. It’s not just a way to have fun and bond; it is a vital life skill that could save their life one day. Swimming in the pool can be a lot of fun, but if you really want to make memories that last, take them to the beach and let them swim in the wild.
Take Some Snaps
Hire a good photographer and indulge your kids in a fun photo shoot. This is a particularly good activity for dad with daughters to get involved in. Put on your best suit and let them dress up fancy for a fab photo shoot, or hang loose and get silly for a fun photo shoot with a difference. The good thing about this activity is that the photos will serve as a permanent reminder of the day’s fun.
Whatever activities you choose to do with your kids, the most important thing is that you are there for them, making time for them and letting them know you care.