Once you drove a convertible, but now you are a proud owner of a minivan. You also liked going out with your friends for a beer, but now the only beer you can see is on commercials, while you are switching the channels on the TV, to find the one where your kid’s favorite cartoons are. Chasing kids around the house can be exhausting, especially because it seems like that they have the energy to wear out 10 adults without a problem.
This is where the nature can help you. Not only that your kids will sleep like babies after spending a day in the nature, but it will likewise “unglue” the kids from TV and video games, give you a chance to connect with them, and bring the whole family together. Here are some suggestions of what you can do, to have fun in the nature with your family.
This activity is not only fun for both kids and parents, but is also quite healthy for everyone. Kayaking is a great way to get rid of excess energy, as well as to get in touch with the nature. Kayaking is perfect for the whole family because you don’t need to be very strong to do it, and that means that even kids can do this without a problem.
If your kids are too small to do kayaking on their own, you can place them in front of you in the cockpit. If, on the other hand, they are big enough to paddle by themselves, you can let them use a sit-on-top kayak, which is great for kids because they can maneuver it easy, and it can serve as a jumping platform when they want to jump into the water.
Of course, before you decide to take your family kayaking, make sure that they are all good swimmers, and that you have good, properly fitting life jackets, which they will wear all the time when on the water.
If you are not much of a kayaking fan, then fishing can be a great solution for having fun with your family while you are in nature. Like one philosopher said: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Teaching your kids can be lots of fun for them, but it also teaches them responsibilities. Since every child likes to feel like he/she is a part of something and to feel important, you can give your children small tasks to do while you are preparing for fishing. For example, you can tell them to check if everyone on the boat is wearing life jackets, or teach them how to coil a line.
Once they become ready to fish and start holding their fishing rods, you will see that the family fishing trips will become a part of your family tradition.
If fishing is a bit of a slow activity for you, and you want your children to experience something that they will remember their whole life, and probably do it numerous times again after that, then family diving can be a great choice. Diving gives you a chance to experience the feeling of being in another world, and the fact that you will experience something wonderful together with your family. This is what makes it even more beautiful. Since family diving is becoming more and more popular, almost all resorts are offering family diving tours.
These tours include all the necessary equipment for the whole family, classes where they prepare you for the activity and teach you how to stay safe, and family diving in amazing spots that offer a huge amount of different marine animals to see.
Now that we have offered you some suggestions, what are you waiting for? Pack your kids and get out in the nature and what see and do what is most important… Have fun!