30 Ideas for Spending Quality Time with Your Kids - Brave Guide
30 Quick and Easy Date Ideas to Spend Quality Time with your kids

30 Ideas for Spending Quality Time with Your Kids

Spending quality time with our kids can be challenging. Work, other kids, responsibilities, chores, and life gets in the way! But, one of the best things you can do to ensure that you are building a strong, loving relationship is to spend one-on-one time with your kids on a regular basis.

I have tried different ways to implement this over the years. Sometimes it has worked to take kids out of the house for dates and do more extravagant outings (such as going to the mall, going to a sporting event, the arcade, a movie, etc.) These days, my time is more limited so I have been brainstorming ways to still give the kids “dates” but I am trying to balance this out with the time and energy that I have to give.

What I have come up with is a system where the kids get to choose each week. They can either have 15 minutes of my undivided attention per day where we get to do whatever they want. (We play a game of Uno, build legos, read, play pretend, or do a quick art project.) Or, they get to “save up their time” and go out on a 45-60 minute date once per week.

Because I am offering smaller chunks of time, it felt important to come up with a list of ideas that were quick and do-able. Here is the list that we have so far:

30 Quick (under an hour) Quality Time with Kids Ideas

  1. Toss a football
  2. Have a dance party
  3. Play basketball
  4. Sing Karaoke together (find videos on YouTube)
  5. Play catch with a baseball
  6. Go out for donuts
  7. Spend time looking through baby pictures
  8. Check out the fish and small animals at a pet store
  9. Go for a walk
  10. Hang out at your local coffee shop
  11. Play on a playground
  12. Go to the Library
  13. Have a picnic
  14. Do an art project together (Have you checked out the Make Your Own Affirmations Kit yet? This is a fun craft project that also helps build coping skills! Check it out here.)
  15. Play Legos
  16. Do a Puzzle
  17. Fly a kite at the park
  18. Dollar store shopping spree
  19. Do a Scavenger Hunt (You can download an Around the House Scavenger Hunt in the Parenting Resource LibraryClick here to access for free!)
  20. Play Uno
  21. Have a water balloon fight (have them help you fill the balloons)
  22. Go on a Bike Ride
  23. Kick a soccer ball together
  24. Build a fort together
  25. Plan and execute an act of kindness together
  26. Go out to ice cream or frozen yogurt
  27. Read a book together
  28. Paint rocks and then place them at your local park or around the neighborhood
  29. Make cookies together
  30. Deliver cookies to your local fire or police station
Tired of Your Kids Not Listening?Yes!