Long weekends are great as you can have more time for yourself. You also have more time for your family. There are activities that you want to do but short weekends are not long enough. There are simple and fun family activities that you might have always wanted to do, and this is your chance to make it happen.
You might already have passed on this opportunity several times because watching a movie might take hours. Now that there is a long weekend and you need not worry about what will happen the next day, you can watch as many movies as you want. You can decide among yourselves about the movies to watch. Perhaps, a few movies will be decided by your kids and the others will be yours.
Try some fun family games
There might be child-friendly competitive games that you have in mind. This is your chance to do them. Simple games like charades can help boost their confidence and improve their communication skills. You might also play traditional board games where the mechanics are quite easy to explain.
If you have a patio or a backyard, you might want to spend a day doing outdoor grilling. It could be fun and exciting. Let everyone be involved with the cooking and grilling. Use basic grilling tools and not the electric kind so that the kids can see how it is done from scratch. This is also a life skill that they can make use of when they grow up.
Head to the beach
If there is a beach nearby, you can drive to that area and spend the day there. Make sand castles, play water games, or even just take photos with the entire family. These are all fun activities at the beach to make your day even better. You don’t have to stay overnight though if you don’t want to arrange accommodation.
Go to a science museum
There might also be a local museum that you are yet to visit. This can be a fun but educational trip. Children are generally inquisitive. Seeing exhibits in a wide variety of interests, including marine life, astrology and physics will make them love science even more. Some museums even offer interactive workshops that will let kids manipulate stuff. They will go crazy over this idea.
Check out theme parks
Not all towns and cities have theme parks. You might have to travel to a neighbouring city just to experience a theme park. If it is within driving distance, go for it. Kids love theme parks. This could be one of their most memorable weekends ever.
You might have already postponed your plans several times and you keep using time as an excuse for not doing fun activities with the family. Now that there is a long weekend coming up, you can finally make these plans happen. Try to have a variety of activities especially if it will only take a few hours for each activity to be completed.