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Short Summary: Kids can get restless while traveling - read on for helpful tips and advice on how to make sure your family holiday is only filled with fun family experiences!
Holidays with children can often seem more like work than a holiday. Boredom can leave you with arguing and discontent instead of the high-quality family memories you had hoped for. Fortunately, this sort of behaviour can be avoided with some quick thinking on your part. With a little imagination and some fun, you can help your children go from being bored to having a great time together. Best of all, it doesn't have to cost you anything. The following five ideas are a good starting point for those trying to enjoy their holiday with the kids.
Games can be a great way to bring a family closer and pass the time, and they don't even require leaving home or the hotel room. You would be surprised how interested your children will be in a game when it involves some competition. Liven up the game by making it boys against girls, or parents against kids. Play longer, more advanced games if your kids are older and ready for more strategy. Card games are always a big hit as well.
A talent show can be a great way to help everyone feel appreciated. Let each child know ahead of time that after dinner you'll be doing your talent show. Have someone announce each act with grandeur and make sure that everyone is applauding. For an even better time, video tape the whole thing and then watch it with popcorn afterwards. Kids love watching themselves on television, and this gives them a chance to be the star. Make sure Mom and Dad are participating as well - don't ask the kids to be embarrassed if you're not willing to be as well!
Have a class where one member of the family teaches everyone else a skill. This doesn't have to be anything fancy. Get a dozen eggs and have everyone teach their favorite way to make an egg, or have someone teach how to do a magic trick or play a simple tune on the piano. Make it low-key and fun, and you will have a great night laughing as you learn together.
Anytime you can get all the family creating together you will have a night without boredom! Play a creativity game where you write a sentence or draw a picture, and then pass the paper around for someone to add to it. Afterward enjoy your family's story or new drawing together. Or you can have everyone work together to make a treat to share. Have some resident thespians in the bunch? Write and put on a play instead. Video it and enjoy it the next evening with popcorn. Reading aloud is always a great way to cure boredom as well.
No matter the weather, an outing is always a great way to cure boredom and save your pennies. Holidays with children can be draining on everyone, so take a walk as a family or go visit a park to recuperate. Play a game of football or toss a ball around. If you are on vacation, go exploring. Let older kids scout ahead, and go slowly with younger ones. Even if the weather's bad you can have a great time splashing in puddles or playing in snow. Just be sure to have some hot cocoa when you return!
Beating boredom on the holiday can be tough, but with these five ideas you are sure to make things interesting without spending a penny!