Unfortunately, modern living conditions do not give us the opportunity to gather too often with the whole family. We work a lot, doing important things. But sometimes you want to get together at the same table or just to be next to each other.
Such a problem is present in the life of my family. My husband burns at work. He tries to make sure that we do not need anything. And therefore – family evenings are especially valuable for us.
My three-year-old son literally transforms when dad comes home. He is glad not only that the parent returned from work and entered his disposal. He is delighted with the anticipation of something interesting. The fact is that we have organized evenings for interesting games. I want to share with you some ideas for an exciting family leisure.
It was with lotto that everything started, that is, the tradition began when I purchased the first box with this game. I didn’t even think that she was so excited and would capture all the members of our family.
The rules of the game are standard. You need to pull the cards and place them on the field. The one who closes his own is the winner. Of course, children’s lotto games are adapted to the age, so the child will not experience any difficulties during the game.
In addition, lotto and from the point of view of developing is useful. One may involve the study of letters and numbers, the other – animals and their habitats, the third – traffic signs, the fourth introduces the features of various professions. Options, in fact, many.
Buy lotto is also easy. At least in our city, you can find boxes with cards and chips in any children’s store.
Another interesting and useful activity. Kits for creativity can also be purchased in stores. Last time we bought a car. Rather, the kit included cardboard parts that had to be glued, and paint.
All evening we built the future vehicle. And the next – started painting.
At the same time try to give the child some freedom. Let him decide for himself what color the bumper will be, and how much the wing and the steering wheel.
Separate the scope of activities. Let the kid paint the wheels, and you at this time will be engaged in fine work – paint the headlights and bumper. And dad will do his bit – he will ennoble him with a chair.
There are a lot of similar sets. Some even do not need to glue. You just need to paint rubber or clay forms.
Sometimes we make and ordinary crafts from natural material and clay. Again, this is a long process. The material must be collected, all the time deciding which twig to take, which pebble to pick up …
Usually my son and I are collecting. And dad joins us only in the evening to put everything together in an amusing composition.
You can’t even imagine with what pride my son is showing the crafts to everyone. After all, it was he who sculpted them, and his mom and dad helped him.
Of course, evening is not the best time for outdoor games. For these reasons, we often deal with them on weekends. What could it be?
1. Football. In our apartment is a long and fairly spacious corridor. It becomes a field at the ends of which is the gate. As a rule, mom and dad are goalkeepers, and son is a striker.
2. Relay. Again in the hallway. Who faster jumps from one end to another? Who will come first? Athletes: dad and son. I also play the role of a judge. I wave the flag and shout: At the start! Attention! March!
3. Cat and mouse. One member of the family is a gluttonous cat who dreams of catching into his paws the mice hiding in the house (on the couch). To this end, he lays out the bait, improvised cheese, and hides behind the door. The task of the mice is to grab the cheese, to have time to return to the burrow and not to be caught by the cat.
4. Mice and owls. The rules are similar to the previous game. Only one – already in the role of an owl. During the day she sleeps behind the door, and the mice walk. But as soon as the owl announces the arrival of night – the mice should return to the house faster.
Here are just a few examples of how you can pass the quiet family evening with a child. Positive emotions with this approach are guaranteed.
And what are the games in the tradition of your family?