[Discover 25 Fun Self Care Activities for Kids to Help You Bring More Self Care Into Your Life as a Family & Raise Happy Kids!]
Until I became a mom I didn’t realize the importance of self care in my life. Taking moments to care for myself throughout the day has helped me to handle the challenges of motherhood and be a happy mom.
Teaching your child to take care of themselves from a young age is one of the best gifts you can give to them as a parent. Imagine knowing the power of self care and how to bring it into your life from an early age.
Life will of course still bring your child challenges, but knowing how to take care of and love themselves will help them take on those challenges with grace and love.
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Kids Learn From Our Self Care Habits
Our kids are learning from us every day. Practicing self care in your own life will set a beautiful example for them to follow. It will help them to see self care as a natural part of life and help them to see how they too can bring more self care and love into their day.
Self care can be done anywhere.
Using imaginative play when you are stuck indoors is a great way to have fun and create lasting memories with your kids.
One of our favorite ways to use our imagination is by playing yoga. We move through yoga poses while going on an adventure together. My two year old’s favorite yoga pose is downward facing dog.
Kids Spell Love T.I.M.E
Practicing self care activities for kids with mindfulness is a wonderful example to set for our kids. Being fully present with them in the moment will help them to feel seen, heard, and loved.
Putting away Technology
Technology can be an incredible way to connect with the rest of the world. But using technology can also easy way to zone out and disconnect. It is the opposite of finding mindfulness and presence. Remember to put your phone and other devices away when taking time to be present and playful with your kids.
Self Care Activities for Kids
Intentionally choosing self care activities to do with your kids can help them to lean into self care as well as create lasting memories!
Here are some self care activities for kids for you and your children to enjoy:
- Play & Practice Yoga
- Create a Family Scrap Book
- Listen to a Guided Meditation for Kids
- Make a Family Vision Board
- Paint Kindness Rocks
- Make Friendship Bracelets
- Put on Some Music and Have a Dance Party
- Set up a Scavenger Hunt
- Go for a Hike as a Family
- Fly a Kite
- Paint and Display Your Art
- Keep a Gratitude Journal
- Plant a Garden
- Go on a Bug Hunt
- Start a Nature Journal
- Campout in the Backyard
- Play Charades
- Get Cozy & Read a Book
- Go for a Family Bike Ride
- Have a Picnic
- Make Tea & Have a Tea Party
- Cook a Meal Together
- Snuggle with Your Pets
- Bake and Enjoy a Treat
- Create a Gratitude Jar
Start With One Self Care Activity
Choose one self care activity that speaks to you and be fully present as you do it with your kids.
Bringing mindfulness to your self care activities with your children will help you to create beautiful memories with your kids and teach them how to bring care for themselves and bring presence and mindfulness into everything they do.
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