We try to make time to have fun together as a family even when things are busy. What I want to do more of however, is have one-on-one dates with the kids. I do them, but not often enough. It’s really special for the kids, and even for the parents to have that alone time to give the kids your undivided attention so you can really talk and listen to each other. You’ll also be creating wonderful memories and traditions with the kids.
Here are 11 One-on-One Date Ideas With the Kids that we like!
1. Trail walk
Pick a scenic trail and go for a walk or hike together. You can chat, pick special rocks or flowers and then sit down and have a picnic at the end.
2. Visit a coffee shop
If your kids have a favorite drink, stop by a coffee shop togther. Then enjoy your drinks together while you play a card game, work on an activity book or just enjoy each other’s company and chat.
3. Go to the library
Head to the public library. You can stop by a story time or you guys can pick out a bunch of books, head to a special corner of the library and read them together.
4. Get some pampering
Go for a mani or pedi together. My little one is waiting for her 5th birthday because I promised her we could do that together when she turns 5!
5. Bake their favorite cookies
Spend the afternoon baking your favorite treats together. Here are some of our favorite recipes.
6. Go to a movies.
Head to the movies and share a popcorn as you catch the latest family flick.
7. Craft or paint
Mull over Pinterest together and pick a craft or project you’d like to do together. Get all the supplies ahead of time and then do it on your date.
8. Head to the bookstore
Go to your local bookstore together, look at the books and then pick one to take home
9. Go to the park
Go to the park, just the two of you. Give your child your undivided attention and play together for a special on-on-one date.
10. Play games
Pick out a few favorite board games and/or puzzles and have a marathon game playing afternoon together
11. Go for a bike ride
Find a new path and go for a bike ride together. Stop for a break and have a picnic together.
What is your favorite one-on-one date with your kids?