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Of course it’s nice to have a night with just the two of you sometimes, no kids, no distractions, just some peace and quiet. But it can also be fun to include your kids on date night. When the kids are in school all day, and mom and dad are at work, it can be difficult to spend quality time between sports and other activities. A kid friendly date night can solve that problem.
You can choose to stay in the house, or go out on the town, here are a few kid friendly options for both!
Purchase a large canvas and paints from a local craft store. After dinner have the whole family decide what should be painted, everyone will be participating so be sure to choose something somewhat easy. Painting together is a great way to bond and build relationships with each other and your children. The family artwork can then be hung somewhere in your home to remind you of the fun that you had.
Pick classics to show your children from when you were little. Make some popcorn, buy some movie candy, and spend the night watching movies, reminiscing on the days when you were your child’s age. A nice relaxing date night idea the entire family can enjoy.
Even if your family doesn’t own a single board game, game night is the place to be for date night! Sometimes you just need to have some fun, no babysitter needed. Grab Lucky Ducks, or Hungry Hungry Hippos and have at it! All you’ll need is to see those smiling faces to have a good time.
If you would rather go out on the town;
The arcade is fun for all ages! Adults, children and everyone in-between! Set a spending amount, get your tokens, and see who can get the most tickets! Pool your tickets together at the end to see what prizes you can get or save them for next time.
Bowling is a simple but fun and very kid friendly date night option. Let’s face it, we all like using the bumpers every once in a while. Pair bowling with an ice-cream stop after, and you have yourself a pretty fun night for everyone.
This one might seem a little strange, however, if you turn shopping into a game it can be the most fun you have had all year! You need to have two or more children for this one, each child goes with one parent, and you have a list of things that you need to buy. Make sure that the lists are made in advance, and written out with things in different areas, not all in one cluster. This works best when you need to do grocery shopping. Whoever can find and purchase all of their items first wins!