funmom asks:

What kinds of fun activities can I do with my 7-year-old boy?

He is not into sports right now, he is kind of shy. He loves video games, DS, playstation, ect., likes to build things, draw, and sometimes we bake or cook, sled, whatever, according to the weather. Any suggestions to make these long, boring, winter evenings go any faster???? THankS
In Topics: Family fun / holiday celebrations
> 60 days ago


Answers (1)

hlevitan , Teacher writes:
Dear Funmom,

Kudos for wanting to do fun activities with your boy rather than making him spend all of his free time shoveling snow!  (Actually, this has been how I have been spending my evenings and mornings lately).  

The best activity you can do together is read.  Reading can be relaxing, enjoyable, and entertaining!  Teaching your boy the love of reading at a young age will prove integral for his academic career.  I suggest you establish a daily reading routine after school or before bed, if you haven't already.

Below is an assortment of activities that combine being creative with art, building, and being active.

Valentines Day Activities:
- Create Personalized Valentines Day Coupons
- Valentines Day Heart Healthy Relay
- Make a Heart Map
- Make a Love Bug for Someone Special

Activities relating to the 2010 Olympics:
- Throw an Olympic Sport Costume Party
-Bake a Batch of Maple Leaf Pancakes
-Make a Mini Luge Runner
-Create a Winter Olympics Flag Banner

Other Fun Activities
- Write a Letter to the President
- Make Ethiopian Flat Bread
- Craft a Whirly Copter
- Make Fortune Cookie Invitations

Another activity you can do together is volunteer at local food pantries and/or nursing homes.  I remember delivering food with my father to the elderly and needy families during holidays, and it was extremely rewarding.  It truly taught me the value of giving, and it helped me better appreciate what I have.  Use your free time to do activities that will not only artistically and intellectually stimulate your son, but also teach him values of kindness.

I hope you find these activities helpful.  Stay warm and have fun!


> 60 days ago

Did you find this answer useful?
Answer this question


You are about to choose ${username}'s answer as the best answer.

Cancel | Continue

*You can change the best answer in the future if you think that you received a better answer

How likely are you to recommend to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely