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  • Writer's pictureKirk Chugg

Planning Tips for Activities with Young Kids

Planning fun activities with young kids can be a challenge, but it’s also a rewarding experience for both the kids and the adults. Here are five tips to help you plan fun activities for your little ones:

  1. Keep it simple. Children often have short attention spans, so it’s important to keep activities simple and easy to follow. Avoid overplanning or packing too many activities into one day, as this can lead to boredom or frustration. Instead, focus on one or two activities that are age-appropriate and engaging.

  2. Make it hands-on. Kids love to touch, feel, and explore, so activities that allow them to do so are always a hit. Consider setting up a sensory table with different materials to touch, or creating a craft that involves gluing, painting, or cutting.

  3. Get outside. Fresh air and sunlight are good for everyone, and children especially benefit from being outside. Plan activities that take advantage of the outdoors, such as a nature scavenger hunt, a picnic, or a game of tag.

  4. Involve the whole family. Involving the whole family in the planning and execution of activities can make them even more fun. Ask everyone to contribute ideas, and make sure to include activities that everyone will enjoy.

  5. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Children are naturally curious, and they love trying new things. Encourage them to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new, whether it’s a new sport, a new craft, or even a new food.

By following these tips, you can easily plan fun activities that your young kids will love. Remember to keep it simple, make it hands-on, get outside, involve the whole family, and try new things, and you’ll be well on your way to having a great time together.

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