| | Advanced Search

 

Ric Santurri: Primary Predictions—In one party dominated Rhode Island, and especially…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Homemade Ricotta Cheese—One of the most exciting aspects of cooking…

Elmwood Diner To Present Grand Opening Event September 6 and 7—The historic Elmwood Diner will host a Grand…

Del’s Lemonade Tops List for ‘Most Significant’ Chain Restaurant in Rhode Island—Del's Lemonade was named the "most significant restaurant…

Providence Named One of the 11 Greatest Foodie Cities In America—Providence was ranked one of the 11 greatest…

Hasbro Will Open Exhibit on the Creation of “Transformers”—Hasbro Inc., will unveil its new exhibit “From…

Stan Tran Unveils Job Plan—Republican candidate for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District…

Commerce RI Partners to Lower Costs of Solar Power in Rhode Island—The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), the…

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to Speak at “Defense Innovation Days” Event—Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and several other…

Dear John: An Ill-Advised Office Romance (Aren’t They All?)—You won't believe what he got asked this…

 
 

Family Matters: Snowy Scavenger Hunts & More

Friday, December 31, 2010

 

With the kidos coming off the holiday high, what creative things can a family do to keep sanity in the home? Kidoinfo's Anisa Raoof has a batch of fresh ideas.

Kido Tip 1. Get outside.

It’s possible you might need to recuperate from a cookie or gift binge (or both!) this weekend, and will be in need of a breath of fresh air. Bundle up and take the kids outside for an adventure.

Turn a walk around the block or trek to the park into a scavenger hunt by searching for things found in nature; birds, sticks, pine cones, and red berries or not; bakery, red car, mailbox. Make up questions on the fly or plan ahead and prepare a scavenger hunt sheet complete with questions and check boxes.

Kido Tip 2. Back to routine.

For many of us, this weekend will be the last before our children return to school. After you've cleaned the house of holiday decorations and stocked the fridge with healthy treats for the upcoming school week, plan some family time to play cards or watch old Charlie Chaplin films. To help ease back into your regular routine— tuck the kids into bed early Sunday evening—and curl up alongside them to read a good book together.

Kido Tip 3. Make a date.

Some of us welcome the return to a more normal, structured life. Others dread the school/work schedule and a world without candy canes. Either way, this is a great weekend to organize the upcoming week around a coffee, running, or movie date with a good friend for the upcoming week. Start the year off with treating yourself right!

Anisa Raoof is the publisher and founder of Kidoinfo, the parents' guide for Rhode Island and beyond.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.




Write your comment...

You must be logged in to post comments.