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Activity Ideas for Dads and Kids in 2021

Kids need their father’s love as much as their mother’s love. Various studies have shown that a father’s love can positively affect a child’s development. As a father, you must make a conscious effort to connect with your child.

By spending more time with your kids, you develop a strong bond with them. Children who spend time with their fathers are more confident than those who don’t and perform better in school.

If you are looking for fun ways to spend quality time with your kids, you have come to the right place. Here are some of the best dad & child activities to try with your kids.

Set up a Game Night

When setting up a game night, think about the indoor games your kids enjoy. If you want to play Pictionary with your child, have a whiteboard ready. Get a table for your child’s favorite board game. If you plan to play charades with your kids, choose easy topics that are not too obscure and are easy to act out.

Go Camping

Love spending time outdoors and want to foster a love of nature in your kids? Take a hike or camp overnight by a local lake.

If you don’t have camping accessories such as sleeping bags, tents, mattresses, lamps, and cooking utensils, rent them from a local/online store after you reach the spot (can be a nearby lake, fort or hill), set up camp and light a campfire. Play camp games and share your camping stories with your children.

Teach Your Kid Something You Love Doing

Haven’t had enough time to do the things (could be gardening, cycling, fishing, playing golf, servicing cars, building something from scratch or repairing household appliances) you love? Why not do it with your child?

Doing something you love with your child is an effective way to rekindle your passions. Plus, you will have numerous opportunities to bond with your child and teach them essential life lessons. Before you get to work, gather all the tools and accessories that might be required.

Plan a Day Full of Adventure

If your child is adventurous, plan a day full of thrilling adventures. Enroll for an entire day in an adventure club to enjoy a range of activities such as zip-lining, rock climbing, dirt biking, and kayaking. A cost-effective activity is to plan a trek through the nearest trekking route.

Go Fishing

There are several compelling reasons to take your kids fishing. Fishing teaches patience. Fishing spots are usually quaint and beautiful. When your child spends time outdoors, they will learn to appreciate nature mindfully.

Your child will learn problem-solving skills and have enough opportunities to learn more about the natural world and why it is important to conserve it.

Play Mixed Jigsaw Puzzle

To play this game with your child, you will need a couple of puzzle boxes with the same number of pieces. Mix all the pieces. Each player must now find the pieces of their puzzle and put them together. The player who finishes first wins.

Visit a Historical Site

Taking your kids on a recreational trip to historical sites is one of the most effective and fun ways to teach them American history. You can visit a war memorial or a history museum.

Historical trips will assist your children in seeing the bigger picture. Your kids will gain a new perspective and learn to see the bigger picture. During historical site visits, your children will learn about important wars and famous figures that changed the course of history.

Go for a Bike Ride

Want to get your kids up and moving? Spend your weekends cruising around on two wheels with them. Biking is a fun way to explore your neighborhood with your kids. Here are some tips to make biking fun for children.

  • Plan cycling events such as a race, a friendly bike competition or a simple game of following the leader, or a puddle fest biking event
  • Set up a natural obstacle course. Use trees, piles of dirt, or narrow twisty paths to add some challenge
  • Try some natural trails

Build Something

Every child needs a creative outlet. To spark your child’s creative thinking, build something kid-friendly such as a birdhouse with them. This is one of the most effective ways to foster creativity in kids. Your child will learn new skills and try new things. They will learn how to make ideas work.

Want to connect with your child but don’t know where to start? Let WonderDads help. We will help you identify ways to build a strong bond with your kid. We are committed to supporting busy dads who want to spend more quality time with their kids. Our platform consists of resources and tools every 21st century dad needs to figure out ways to get involved in his child’s life.

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