Getting Kids Outside for Mother’s Day

By Andrea K. Clark

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, which may have you scrambling for gift ideas and looking for ways to keep the kids entertained so mom is able to fully enjoy her special day. One of the best ways to help mom relax on Mother’s Day is to get the kids outside so she can enjoy a day of peace and quiet. This is especially true for those with young children. In fact, a day of peace and quiet can be a Mother’s Day gift all by itself! Here are a few ways you can get the kids outside for Mother’s Day.

 

1. Yard Work – I know, nobody likes the thought of doing yard work, but this is actually a great way to get the kids outside and out of mom’s hair. Additionally, this can be part of her Mother’s Day gift from you and the kids. After church, get the kids changed out of their formal suits and/or fancy dresses and head to the Wal-Mart, Lowe’s or another store that has a lawn and garden department. Purchase some pretty flowers, gardening gloves and any other tools you need. Then come home and get started! Pull the weeds out of the flower beds, mow and weed-eat the lawn and plant the flowers. This is a gift that mom is sure to enjoy!

2. Go to the Park – This may or may not be an activity that mom will want to go on. If she does, that’s great, but she may just want a few hours of quiet time to herself. Either way, taking the kids to the park for part of the day is a win-win for everyone. The kids will love running around and playing on the park equipment and mom will enjoy sitting back watching…or spending time alone. You can also make it a little more fun by packing a lunch and having a picnic.

3. Miniature Golf and Sno-Cones – Another fun Mother’s Day activity is to take everyone to play miniature golf. Regardless of whether your family is competitive or not, miniature golf is fun for everyone. Depending on how many people you have in your family, this activity can last an hour or more. Once you’re done golfing, head over to the local sno-cone stand and enjoy a cool treat!

The ideas above are just a few outdoor activities you can engage your kids in on Mother’s Day to free up mom’s time on this special day. Of course, mom can also be involved in any of these activities if she wants to. However, a day of peace and quiet is something that rarely occurs for most moms, so she may decide to stay home and enjoy a quiet house!

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