Although the school year is usually quite busy and you might be in need of some downtime during the weekends, sometimes it can be fun to change things up a bit and plan a weekend activity that you can look forward to. Here are five, very different ideas that can help you plan something adventurous or new for your weekends to come!
Family Sports Day
Spending time as a family is important but it’s also vital to teach your children the importance of leading an active lifestyle. Why not pack up the car and go to your local rec center or soccer field and run around a bit? You can even organize scrimmages with other families! Just enjoy yourself and tire your kids out for a Saturday afternoon nap.
Go On A Road Trip
Road-tripping does not have to be a full-out affair. You can easily choose a destination that is only an hour or two from your home and make a weekend of it! When looking for places to go on your road trip you could try and find a nearby attraction that will keep you busy once you get there.
Check out towns near amusement parks or historical sites, there are plenty you might be surprised what you can find in just a short distance from your home!
Run A 5K
Even if you might not be ready for a 5K, you could always commit to run a race together on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Especially in the fall time, you can often find races in your area that support charitable causes or medical research centers. This can also be fun to do with other families. Why not run your race and then plan a big picnic together afterwards? It’s the perfect mix of staying active and having a bit of downtime!
Go To The Movie Theater
Going to the movies is always a super fun experience for the whole family! Talk to your kids about movies that are soon to be released that they might like to see and plan to go to a showing on a Saturday or Sunday. This will give them the whole week to be excited about seeing the movie of their choice and let’s not forget…the popcorn!
Volunteer At Your Community Center
Volunteer work is a great way to instill a sense of selflessness and empathy in your children. By asking them to spend part of their weekend volunteering and giving back to their community will make them feel accomplished and grateful for the opportunities they have been given. You can do a bit of research and find soup kitchens or clothing drives in your area that are in need of help on the weekends.