Kids love to spend time with their dads, and according to the most recent studies published, that time is critical for their child’s future quality of life. Bedlam Law is Committed to ensuring that Dads get to continue to have that important quality time that children need so desperately.
When was the last time you made your kids feel special? Try these fun activities that promote giggles, play time, imagination and, most importantly, father-child bonding.
- Build a fort with boxes, blankets, couch cushions or whatever else you have on hand that would work. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild.
- Finger paint pictures or boxes to increase creativity.
- Play board games, outside games like “Mother (or Father) May I,” hopscotch or freeze tag or create your own game.
- Give piggy-back, horsey or airplane rides.
- Dress up using old clothes or costumes or create your own with duct tape, plastic bags or toilet paper.
- Play hide-and-seek.
- Pretend to be spies and sneak around the house. You can also make security “lasers” with tape and some string or yarn to pass through undetected.
- Run in the sprinklers.
- Make your own music video.
- Write and put on a play. Either make costumes or puppets to perform your masterpiece.
- Make up Tongue Twisters.
- Family Trivia, ask them trivia questions about the family (birthdays, middle names, favorite foods, favorite colors) or about sports, states, music, movies, etc.
- 20 Questions. One person comes up with a person, place, or thing, and then the guesser asks yes and no questions trying to get the answer in as few questions as possible!
- Pop Quiz. Challenge kids by giving them words to spell and math problems to solve.
- Card Tricks, shuffle cards and make a bridge, and also perform card tricks. These tasks are great for developing fine motor skills!
- Come up with a secret handshake
- Start a Scrap Book and work on it together.
- Go on a breakfast Date.
- Write a funny poem, Dr. Suess Style.
- Have a photo shoot, and make it a ritual for each time you see your child/children. Then you will have material for your scrapbook, number 17.
Dads, next time you’re solely in charge, don’t just turn on a movie or set the kids up on video games or electronic devices. Bring out your inner child and play with your kids. Dads are important to a child’s development and their view of life and the world. You are their best example. Spending time with them doing fun activities is a way to not. If you are going through a divorce or a custody battle and want to ensure that you continue to get the time your children need with you,give us a call, we can help. 405.232.2444!