The trick to ensuring that your children enjoy their holiday effectively is by allowing them to be kids. Their understanding of a holiday is that it’s a time where they get to be free with their spirits and not follow so many rules. A time frame where the only books they should be carrying around are journals and drawing books. As a parent, you should also loosen up and stoop to their level.
Family and friends to children are the most important people in their lives. Before concluding on where to take the vacation, first consult your children where they would want to go. Be open about your budget and present the selected choices so that they don’t get overwhelmed and in the end disappointed. Also, it would reduce the financial pressure on your hands since you will be working around your savings. That way, everyone is happy.
During holidays, one has a lot of extra time in their hands. Sometimes one might get bored for having nothing to do. My advice, make a timetable. Make sure every day has an activity planned out. List down what your children would want to do; that way they will participate fully. The activities should require less supervision thence you too get to enjoy your private time.
When the family is all together, probably in the evening, play certain family games like charades, cards or even plan out scavenger hunts. Make them mysterious but simple to avoid the kids from losing either interest or concentration. Also, include outdoor games like hide and seek, painting to build their creativity skills. Encourage them to draw what has caught their eye that day.
You can also have contests where you award the winner with money. Money as the price will make them work hard in the contest and take it seriously. This is because they will want to buy certain things and save up before school resumes. When all of this is taking place, make sure that the holiday is a no electronics zone. They need to be disconnected from all of that distraction.
Whether you have a family of daughters, sons or mixed go out for makeovers. A new look is very exciting to kids. Change the color of your hair, cut it, try out a new style, and go for manicures and pedicures. Go for shopping and purchase some of the cultural things from the streets for future remembrance. Try out their foods and get to know more about the place.
On that day, have your kids carry note pads so that they can take down key notes that later on in the evening they will put down in their journals. Have a camera with you to take photos of the beautiful sites. Since you do not want anyone to feel left out of the trip, have someone take full family photos. Your aim is to make sure they remember the place as a fun place and at the same time a learning experience