When your kids are running around the house, you’ve probably spent time wondering how to get their energy out in a fun and engaging way. Instead of sending them outside to play, consider taking them on a date! A fun outing that both you and your little one will enjoy is a great way to keep them entertained, but they also provide special quality time for you to bond with your child. For parents with more than one child, it is important to spend time individually with them so they feel loved and appreciated, and it will help you build even stronger bonds.
Some entertaining day date ideas for you and your child include riding bikes around the neighborhood, playing laser tag and going on a scavenger hunt. It could even be something as simple as playing hide-and-seek.
You can also coordinate the theme of your dates with the seasons. For example, going out for ice cream, camping in the backyard and playing mini golf are great activities for the spring and summer months. When fall and winter comes, you can visit a kid-friendly museum, build a pillow fort or bake your favorite cold weather treats.
Check out the downloadable printables below from Gifts.com to ensure that you never miss a family date night (or day). A Year of Dates gives you templates to plan a special activity every month. If you want more than one date per month, simply print additional sets. You can save these date cards and create a booklet, and at the end of the year you can look back at all the fun days you and your child spent together.