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If you’re reading this article today and you have one or more children, you will know how quickly they grow up! Before you know it, they’ve gone from crawling around to getting ready for kindergarten or heading off to high school!


As you know, parents don’t get a chance of going back in time to do stuff that you’ve neglected to do. The same goes for making memories with your children. You know, the fun things that you do together as a family that will forever remain memorable in both your minds.

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There are scores of ways to preserve the best times you’ve had with your offspring. And, although we don’t like to talk about it, making memories helps to ensure they aren’t forgotten when you aren’t around anymore. So, with all that in mind, what are the best ways of preserving those fun times you have with your children? Take a look at these cool ideas for some inspiration:

 

Have a family games night

Long before the times where children would just turn into zombies after spending hours in front of a computer games console or TV, many families would often dedicate one evening in the week (not a school night) as a family games night.

You could make it a tradition with you and yours by ordering some takeout and playing board games or even outdoor sports. It’s everyone in the family’s chance to relax, unwind, and have some fun together!

 

Create a collage of photos

One of the classic ways to record any special event or moment is by taking some photographs. Of course, keeping them hidden from view in a photo album that you’ll probably forget about isn’t the best way of reminding yourselves of those events.

Instead, you should consider populating some multi-photo collage frames with your favourite family snaps. It’s also a neat way of showing friends and family that visit your home how much you love your children and spending time with them.

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Go camping each year

It’s important to spend some quality family time together away from your home! Perhaps the best way to do that and keep such occasions memorable in all your minds is to go on yearly camping adventures!

The great thing about the outdoors is that there is so much to see and do, and no-one will ever get bored of going camping! Each year brings a whole new set of sights, challenges, and fun for all the family.

Even if you’re not a fanatical outdoor trekker, spending a few days with your family camping in a picturesque location will still be appealing to you.

Don’t forget that you don’t have to “rough it” when you’re camping; in fact, there are plenty of modern conveniences that make camping feel like you’re staying in a hotel room!

 

Do volunteer work together

Last, but not least, you should consider doing some voluntary work together as a family. This could be helping out at a local soup kitchen for the homeless in your area, for example. There are many community-based voluntary activities that you can do.

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