Fun And Therapeutic Activities To Do With Your Kids!

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Hey mamas,

Today I bring you a fantastic guest post written by Marie Miguel!

Discover activities that are both fun and therapeutic that you can do with your kids! Read on!

Fun And Therapeutic Activities To Do With Your Kids!

Sometimes, families need some time to have fun.  Families, especially single-parent families, may also have stress in their lives, and therapeutic activities can help relieve these stresses and entertain in the process. Here are some therapeutic activities you can do with your children.

 

Treasure Hunting

We all have had the fantasy of being a treasure hunter, and your children can live that fantasy. Hide some treasure somewhere, be it a few dollars, a treat, or something else. Afterward, create a map or create clues to help your kids find them. For the adult, this promotes creative thinking. You want to be clever when hiding your treasure, but not so complicated a child can’t do it. For kids, it is a mentally stimulating activity that can also get them out and ready to have fun.

 

Hiking

Venturing outside can relieve stress, improve physical health, and can be entertaining. It can be fun for both the children and you, too. When hiking, pick a trail that isn’t too hard and has variety when it comes to sights. You can turn this into a game of I spy, which can encourage mindfulness and be an entertaining game for all parties involved.

 

Just make sure to pack snacks and drinks. Hiking can be relieving, but make sure all parties are having fun while doing it.

 

Writing

Both the family and children have a chance to do writing prompts. These can encourage creativity and be relieving mentally. The adults can write stories and the children can help contribute. Share your stories once you are done.

 

Movie Time

Having a movie night can be a great way to wind down. Pick a movie the family will love, and discuss it with your kids. Don’t just make it a night of mindless entertainment, but instead a learning experience. You can do the same thing with a good book, a video game, or any other form of entertainment. When in moderation, these can be great for everyone involved.

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Crafting

One therapeutic activity is to create art. You can buy some clay for your children to play with, buy blocks, create digital art, or anything else that involves the arts. The possibilities are endless. You can be a teacher to your children or create art with them. Art can help your children, and yourself, get your emotions out.

 

Watching a Sunset

The next time a sun is setting, why not watch it with your children? Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s also a good way to reflect and plan for the next day. Go to the top of the highest hill, bring some food, and just have a time of relaxation with your kids.

 

Cooking

Making the next meal doesn’t have to be hard. By letting your kids in the kitchen, you can teach them the basics of cooking and make the process fun as you’re doing it. Bake cookies with your children, or make a healthy salad. Your kids will not only learn, but they’ll have fun making their food.

 

And More!

Any activity you do with your children may have therapeutic benefits if you spin it to be that way. If you have a special-needs kid, try activities that are more tailored towards them.  

 

If you’re still having difficulties dealing with stress or raising your family, you can also look into family counseling. There is no shame in talking to a therapist who can help you learn ways to raise your children to the best of your ability, and teach children how to behave and tackle the world around them.

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Marie Miguel Biography  
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a
variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and
growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an
interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she
continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Sara

    August 17, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    These are all marvelous ideas! Cooking together is always a blast. And who can so no to an awesome treasure hunt or hike! Thanks for the sharing 😊

    1. Jess10

      August 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      Right!? Thank you! 🙂

  2. Mama Doc

    August 17, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Great ideas! Can’t wait to try these out with my daughter! We already do a fair bit of cooking together and it is a lot of fun!

    1. Jess10

      August 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Cooking together is awesome! Enjoy and have fun! 🙂

  3. Arnab Majumdar

    August 18, 2018 at 10:45 am

    This are some great tips. Will come in handy, when i have my own kids. thanks for sharing.

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