Before my wife and I had our son, we had few ideas about what types of activities for children were popular or what children liked to do for fun. Now that we have two children, we have become experts of sorts on fun activities for children that they will enjoy and that do not cost a whole lot, either.
One of the best activities for children is kickball. The reason that I say this is because kickball is a game that can be played by both boys and girls, has a very low risk for serious injury and is something that, in my experience, children really enjoy doing.
My daughter and son both love to play kickball, and it is never hard to get a group of youngsters from our neighborhood together to get a game going.
As a matter of fact, whenever we have a neighborhood get-together at one of our local parks, the adults all cook out and the kids invariably get a kickball game going.
I think one of my favorite activities for children involve board games, and Clue in particular.
When I was growing up, this was my favorite board game of all, and I am always amazed at how the children react whenever I get this game out.
Everyone loves the idea of trying to figure out who the murderer is and in what room with which weapon. It gets their minds working and it inspires them to use their imaginations.
I know on one occasion following a Clue game, the kids decided to do their own version of in our house!
My wife always says that one of her favorite activities for children is hide and seek. I can certainly understand this, because it takes practically nothing to play the game besides an object to use as base, it gives young people the exercise they need and it also affords them the opportunity to try to outwit each other.
I have seen the children in our neighborhood get into some of the most interesting and imaginative hiding places one can think of and then run like their pants are on fire for the base, all the while laughing and having a good time.
Activities for children can be found all over the place if one is looking.
A lot of them are activities that we enjoyed as children and a lot of it comes down to listening to what they want. I have found that when I suggest something to my kids and their friends, they are almost always up for it and end up having a great time.