Most of us get so caught up in everyday life that when public holidays and weekends come around we are often stuck on what to do. So we end up doing the same things over and over. You might want to try putting together a family bucket list of activities you would like to do. Involve the kids in brainstorming and adding what they would like the family to do. We have compiled a list of a few options for your own bucket list.
Plant a vegetable/herb garden
Planting a vegetable garden is a fun activity for the whole family. It is a great way to involve your children in food planning and preparation. Planting, caring for and harvesting the vegetables or herbs gives children a great sense of accomplishment and promotes responsibility.
This is such a great weekend activity in Spring! Combine your early morning exercise with a good cause and do a walk or run that is in aid of a good cause. Tell your children about the cause and that your participation is meaningful.
You might want to check out The Colour Run, taking place this Spring.
Go on a picnic
We have so many great wine farms, restaurants and parks that are great for having a family picnic. The list really is endless so get cracking.
Don’t miss the second Lilliput Market in October! The perfect opportunity do have a picnic and do some shopping!
Cook a meal together
Huddle up in the kitchen and get cooking. When you have children so much time is spent in the kitchen whether you enjoy cooking or not. Get everyone involved and do pancakes for breakfast, boeries for lunch or pizza for dinner.
Do a sleepover
Go camping, even if it is in the backyard. Setting up camp in your backyard will be a sure winner with the kids.
You might also consider trying other sleepovers like the family sleepover organised by the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.
Do something charitable
Children often do what they see and not what they are told. Regardless of how often you tell them that is important to be thankful and to help those less fortunate, it is your responsibility to show them in order for them to internalise this. If you lead by example they will follow. Spring clean clothes and toys and donate it to a hospital or shelter. You could also volunteer somewhere and have your children help. Being charitable does not always mean giving money – it could just be your time.
We love what these guys are doing – it is easy to get involved!