Did you know that parents are spending more time now with their children than fifty years ago? Every child is unique. Spend some time with each child that is crafted to their interests and needs. But, time spent together is important to bond as a family. Here are 5 ideas that won’t cost you a fortune.
5) Be A Tourist In Your Own City
Look at Chicago through the eyes of a tourist
What would you want to visit?
Spring break may be the perfect time to take a day out of your busy schedule and visit the lakefront, the Adler Planetarium, or one of the other well-known or lesser well-known museums.
4) Take Me Out To The Ballpark
Celebrate your local team by visiting the minor league team that is closest to you
First, the tickets are affordable
Second, the game is only part of the entertainment
Bring a blanket and sit on the grass if your kids need to run around or make yourself at home in a seating area.
3) Sundae Day
Set up a sundae bar
Provide favorite flavors and stock up on the trimmings
Don’t forget the whipped cream, toppings, nuts, cherries, and sprinkles
Visit the dollar store to check for some fun containers.
2) Movie Night
Gather your favorite treats and get in your pajamas
Let your kids grab some blankets and build some forts
Choose a variety of movies: Some that you loved as a child and more recent classics
Does your family have a hard time sitting still and watching a video?
It may be time to break out the board games.
1) Take A Trip To A Farmer’s Market
Have your kids pick out their favorite veggies and fruit and create a meal around their decisions
Ask them how they made their choices and where the foods originated
Or, choose a theme night
Assign each member of the family a specific task, such as decorations, food prep and clean up!