Making memories with your kids is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. It doesn’t matter how old they are, making memories will last a lifetime.

Why are family memories important? Using family time together to create positive memories will become a tool your child can use throughout their lives.

By creating positive memories with your child you are giving them a layer of security as they explore life and grow into adulthood. Good and bad memories will happen throughout our lives – this is just a part of being human.


Be present

When making memories with your kids, it’s important to be present in each moment. When parents are distracted by something else or their own thoughts they might miss out on a special experience that could make a great memory for their child.

Read Together

Pick out your favorite book and read it together. Talk about what you think will happen next, or how you would make this story different if you were the author! If you need help picking out age appropriate books for kids we found some awesome tips over at Parenting Chaos!

Take a Road Trip

Road trips are one of the best ways to make memories with your kids. You can explore new places and see different things while making it a family time that you’ll never forget.

Go on a Picnic

Going on a picnic is an easy way to make memories with your kids. It doesn’t have to be perfect or fancy and you can do it anywhere making for a memorable time full of laughter!

Take a Class Together

Pick out something that’s fun for everyone in the family like ice skating or pottery classes. When it comes down to it, these are activities all ages enjoy so making sure there’s something on this list that everyone likes means more opportunities for making lasting memories 🙂


Get involved in your community, volunteer at the food bank or homeless shelter and really make an impact while making memories with your kids!