Family is great, but life can be so hectic that sometimes, we find ourselves forcing family bonding time. Heading outdoors can be a great way to spend time with your family and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Turn Camping into Quality Time With Your Children
These days, when everything seems to revolve around technology, it can be hard to have family bonding time without distractions, especially with the kids. When you take away their cellphones and tablets, bonding can become complicated. Here are some tips you might find useful so you can bond with your children on your next camping trip.
Experiencing the diversity of wilderness is fun, but it can be even more fun when you turn it into a game, like a scavenger hunt. Just make a list of things you want to find. You know, trees, animals, plants, and then split into teams. The team who finds everything the fastest can win a price. S’mores sound like good motivation.
Be the Cool Teacher
Learning about nature sitting at a desk in school is nowhere near as fun as experiencing nature firsthand. Take advantage of that and become the teacher. Teach them about different animal species, and how to make a fire and set up a tent. This has the potential to turn into a great bonding activity.
Bond Through Games
If you want to bring out the competitor gene in people, show them some board games. Pick a few of your family’s favorite games to take with you camping and turn a quiet night into a fun one. During the day, you could choose more physical activities like playing soccer or baseball and get a workout in.
Have you noticed that when your child is in control, they remain interested in whatever it is they might be doing? Apply that at that campsite. Let them call some of the shots, like picking a game or choosing the next hiking spot. This will keep them engaged.
Snap Some Memories
The world is a completely different place through the eyes of a child. Why not capture that while you can? Hand them a disposable camera and have them take pictures of anything they want. When you’re back home, you could have some bonding time to talk about the pictures they took.
Leaving distractions behind and bonding with your family doesn’t have to be complicated. There are plenty of beautiful places in Colorado where you can spend time with your loved ones. Get in touch with us and we can plan your next amazing family adventure.