Four hobbies to try with your kids

Picking up hobbies is a great way to bond with your kids, but figuring out where to start can be hard if you don’t already have inspiration.

When you think back to your childhood, what are some of the activities that you took part in that come to mind? And now think about which ones you have passed down to your kids. Or maybe, you are stuck in a  rut and are looking for something new to try. Well, don’t worry, we are here with hobby help. Here are four ideas for hobbies you can try with your kids.

1) Cooking

One of the best hobbies to get kids started with early, is one that will benefit them for life. At the top of that list is cooking. Getting your kiddo into cooking young ensures that you are setting them up to be an independent adult, capable of making food for themselves and guests.

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It will give them an appreciation of where food comes from and how it is prepared. And it can also make it so they are more appreciative of others who cook for them whether it be a friend or at a restaurant. Now, when you take them into the kitchendon’t forget to use your stainless steel nonstick cookware. That will allow for more kid-friendly cooking and it makes cleaning up a breeze.

2) Crafting

The best thing about crafting is that there are so many crafts to choose from. Painting, drawing, crocheting, making slime, stained-glass making, pottery, and so much more. If you think you have tried every craft under the sun with your kids, we encourage you to get back to the drawing board and put a spin on a classic favorite. If your kiddos like to paint, why not fill water balloons with paint and throw them at canvases?

If they like to crochet scarves, get them a fun new pattern to try out. Crafting gives their brains a chance to engage creatively and gives them more room to grow artistically. It is definitely a hobby you both will be glad they took part in.

3) Building

Building can have many outcomes, but in general, it is something that can shape your kiddo into a resourceful little human. Teaching them to use a hammer and nails, screws and screwdriver, level, saw, and so on, will help to prepare them to make things on their own in the future, and it can give them the confidence to do things that may have scared them off before.

It is also a great way for them to get their creativity out, to boost their motor skills, and for you to have a new helper for those projects around the house. And when they have a chance to buy a home of their own one day and need to make improvements, they will already have a foundation of skills.

4) Camping

Now, we know what you are thinking, taking your kids on a true camping trip sounds tricky. Will they be comfortable going potty outside, how will you manage them and you and a campfire, and will they be willing to have fun without their devices?

These are all valid concerns, but they are ones that will be addressed with time. They will learn how to live without WIFI, how to cook their food over the campfire, and how to be more resourceful in the outdoors. If taking the first big step toward camping in the wilderness sounds daunting, give them a practice run with your tent in the backyard.

That is a great place for them to get their bearings, while still having some creature comforts at home. Plus, it gives you a good trial run to make note of some of the items you would need to pack for the real trip.

Each family has their own ideas when it comes to hobbies, but we hope at least one of these has sparked something for you and yours.