What to do with the family at the weekend?
Finally! It’s Friday afternoon! The long-awaited weekend is just around the corner and the whole family is looking forward to these two days off. The parents have had a stressful week and the children are tired too. Kindergarten and school are exhausting and in the afternoon many children have one appointment after another. It’s a good thing that the weekend is approaching and a break for parents and children is in sight.
Then it’s time for a trip with the family.
More ideas for a nice Saturday and Sunday with the family:
The harder the week, the more we expect from the weekend. We just want to rest, read, watch TV, have fun together and relax. Unfortunately, the reality often looks different. Lots of things get left behind during the week that have to be worked through at the weekend. The mountain of ironing has to be conquered, the car is waiting for the tire to be changed and the apartment could do with a major cleaning. Especially mothers who bring up their children at home hardly manage to do the shopping during the week. Another point that may also have to be planned for the weekend. But even if Saturday and Sunday are not completely “free”, you can still spend a nice weekend together as a family.
House cleaning with subsequent reward
Many parents still have some housework to do on Saturday and Sunday. Make it a family project!
Children from the age of 4 can already do some household chores. Taking out the rubbish, wiping the dust, folding the laundry – and even if it’s only going slowly, they still see themselves as part of the “family” system and make their contribution to it. Of course, the parents do most of the work when it comes to cleaning the house. So that you can finish cleaning faster, it is advisable to tidy up beforehand. A sensitive topic – especially when it comes to children’s rooms! But cleaning up can be really fun. With a nice radio play or some lively music, everything is quickly back in its place and things that are no longer needed end up in the trash, are resold or donated. With all the work: don’t forget the breaks! A little game between vacuuming and cleaning the bathtub puts you in a good mood and provides a nice break. In addition, the offspring gets the necessary attention and is then more balanced again. Of course, if you spend the whole morning cleaning, unfortunately there is no time to cook lunch. But what does “unfortunately” actually mean? When the pizza delivery service rings at the door as a reward for all the work and delivers deliciously scented delicacies – then that’s a nice change! If you have some time the evening before, you can also pre-cook some dishes and then only have to heat them up. You will also find many with us if you spend the whole morning cleaning, unfortunately there is no time to cook lunch. But what does “unfortunately” actually mean? When the pizza delivery service rings at the door as a reward for all the work and delivers deliciously scented delicacies – then that’s a nice change! If you have some time the evening before, you can also pre-cook some dishes and then only have to heat them up. You will also find many with us if you spend the whole morning cleaning, unfortunately there is no time to cook lunch. But what does “unfortunately” actually mean? When the pizza delivery service rings at the door as a reward for all the work and delivers deliciously scented delicacies – then that’s a nice change! If you have some time the evening before, you can also pre-cook some dishes and then only have to heat them up. You will also find many with us. Here are some: House cleaning tips
Go shopping together – it’s fun!
Even a mouse would starve in the fridge. A yawning emptiness prevails where butter, cheese and sausage products usually have their place. So off in the car and started the journey to the nearest supermarket. shopping with children– that can be quite tricky. But it doesn’t have to. Especially for small kids, the tour through the rows of shelves is usually more than boring. Give your offspring their own shopping list! Instead of writing down the names of the food you need, simply stick on the appropriate symbols and go exploring with your child. Where is the milk? And where are the heads of lettuce? Older children can already compare prices and pay for them themselves. Shopping trolleys for the smallest customers are now available in almost every supermarket. “Mum! I want that!!!!!” Crying kids are just nerve-wracking and can really drive parents to despair. Try it the diplomatic way. “If you’re not whining,
This is how you can organize the weekend shopping !
Family excursion – what is there to discover?
The weather is right. The apartment is cleaned and the kids are pushing outside. Time for a nice family trip! Interesting destinations are not only several kilometers away, but mostly in the immediate vicinity. The animal park lures with a petting zoo and a small playground, the open -air museum has opened its doors wide and you could also go on a long hike again. Maybe pack your GPS device and go on a geocaching tour. This modern form of scavenger hunt inspires young and old alike and has many surprises in store. On the way you can collect different leaves, which are then pressed at home. In this way, a great leaf memory is created. Or how about a trip to the swimming pool followed by a visit to the ice cream parlour? Refreshments of all kinds are particularly popular in summer – although a delicious ice cream is always a good idea!
Tobogganing with children
So that the trip is fun for everyone, you should think together: “What can you do?”. Everyone can make a suggestion. However, the excursion destinations should not be too far away so that you don’t need forever to get there. Choose nearby destinations.
Tip: If your child would like to go to the natural history museum, the animal park or the amusement park again and again, you should consider whether it is worth buying an annual pass. So you save a few euros and always have a great destination.
Fire basket and grilled sausages for the family weekend
End the day in the garden or on the terrace while grilling delicious sausages and vegetables – what could be nicer? But please don’t stress! It’s no problem if the potato salad isn’t homemade this time, but comes from the supermarket. It also doesn’t need a meat selection like at a real garden party – a few sausages or steaks are quite sufficient. When the fire basket is filled with wood after the meal and the blazing flames spread cosiness, then a story can be read or old memories can be rummaged through. What was it like back then when your parents met? When the first child was on the road, the offspring celebrated the start of school or broke their arm playing soccer? “You know what…???”
What can we do here?
- bike ride
- Aqua fitness course
- craft afternoon
- Cook the food together
- Visit to the grandparents
- game night
- Going to the cinema with kids
- Bake a cake together
A weekend with the whole family can give you strength for a long working week. It’s just nice to share the work together and then experience something together and have fun. Weekends like this strengthen family ties and are the spice that families need in everyday life.