Running out of ideas for activities to do with your children on Family Day? Here are a few suggestions!
Outdoor activities are a good way to be active as a family and help maintain good mental health. You might want to go:
Several outdoor rinks are open in the Prescott-Russell area. See if the outdoor rinks in your area are open by visiting your municipality's Facebook page or website.
Do you have a hill at home or do you have a park in your area that allows you to go sledding? Pick up your sleds and crazy carpets and go sledding with your family! A great activity that guarantees fun and smiles on the children's faces.
- Ice fishing
If you have the equipment, the weather permits, and the ice is thick enough; ice fishing is a great way to spend time with your family while enjoying the good weather and a breath of fresh air!
- Hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing
Discover landscapes inaccessible by car, far from telephone and computer screens. You could go to the Larose Forest or on the long walking trail that crosses the united counties, for example. Visit the Larose Forest Facebook page or the United Counties of Prescott-Russell website to see if the trails are open before you go.
- Build a fort or a snowman
Have a fun time with the entire family while building a fort or a snowman! This activity allows for the use of imagination. Once all the building is done, enjoy a nice hot chocolate next to your snowman, or even picnic outside in your fort.
**Indoor Activities **
After an outing, plan an activity at home. You might want to :
- Play board games or cards
Despite new technologies, playing board games with your family is a must! Playing board games or cards allows you to experience moments of laughter, to let your creativity run wild and to stop thinking about the small challenges of everyday life for a moment.
- Cook a meal or dessert
Cook with your family to introduce children to new foods and their provenance. After your time in the kitchen, why not plan a virtual dinner with your loved ones to have a good time and show off the dishes or dessert you have prepared as a family.
- Do arts and crafts
There are so many ideas for crafts and coloring. Visit the Best Ideas for Kids website to see a list of home craft ideas!
There are many other ways to have a great time on Family Day. Do some online research for more family activity ideas.
Have a great Family Day!