Children need to learn how to socialize. As parents, it's always a good idea to find a way for them to utilize the social skills they are acquiring. Many parents arrange for playdates so that children can learn to play together. If your child is not quite a social butterfly, planning the playdate so that the children have something to do is a great idea. It will help the shy child feel secure, as the entire focus is not on them. Even children who are social butterflies will love the following unique playdate ideas. Kids party places often have the best spot for playdates.
Express Yourself Through Your Creation
Pottery painting is a lot of fun for children of all ages and skill levels.
Children choose their piece of pottery, which is always great fun. During playdates, the children will often discuss the worthiness of each piece, going back and forth with delight before finally settling on one.
Children then make the pottery their own by using paints in their color choice to paint the piece.
After the playdate, they get to take their piece home, where they can display it with pride.
Kids adore artistic outings. This play date is sure to be at the top of their best playdates ever list.
Host A Cooking Class
It is another play date that is great for all ages. Adjust the menu to the children's ages and abilities. You can have them make something as simple as peanut butter and jelly sandwich or put together a salad. Older children will love to make something a bit more complicated. Try something easy like cookies, pasta, or a cake. No matter what the kids make, they will be thrilled that they made it.
A Bit of Culture
Take the kids to a museum or art exhibit. Take them to a museum that they would not ordinarily visit. Let them see something different, expand their minds, and view of the world.
Instead of the same old playdates at the playground, try one of the above ideas. While there is nothing wrong with visiting the playground or park, it's nice to expose children to new sights, sounds, and activities. It helps to broaden their horizons. Children are eager to see and learn new things, and you only have to give them the opportunity. These are all ideas that adults can enjoy too.