Because kids will always have an imaginative way of creating their own building designs and projects from scraps, teaching them the art of building by way of a family project, during the pastime, can help them learn both art and science applications during the entire building process. The following are suggested building projects, which the family can do together in their spare time, and through this, the whole family will not just be able to build a constructive project, but during the process, the relationship with one another will be strengthened through the way the kids and parents will react with each other, which is a healthy way to build relationships in the family.
Building toy boats with the kids
Teaching your kids on how to construct toy boats is a simple project and it is easy and fun; however, patience is the first virtue that must be taught for the kids for them to understand the function and structure of a boat, even if it is made of paper. As the kids are old enough to build a more defining toy boat, let them gradually develop their ideas on how to construct their own version of a toy boat in their own creative way, using different kinds of materials or objects and let them apply the basics of math and science, such that the testing period will let them know on whether their boat will float or sink, which can teach them a lesson on how to cope with failure or success.
Teaching kids to make sand castles
When the family is on a summer, camp break, one activity that is healthy and good for the family to partake in is to build sand castles, which is actually not as easy as it looks, but the process will help the kids be creative, imaginative, and skillful, as well as having lots of fond memories, remembering the fun time with so much sand to make a grand castle.
Lego blocks were originally devised for the young kids, but, nowadays, even adults are challenged and having a time in their life working out structures out of different sizes and shapes of Lego blocks; therefore, using Lego blocks for a family project can build harmony by agreeing to build something that should last longer and that includes agreeing with the colors, the size of the structure, and the kind of Lego block that should be used.
Making card houses
It may not be as easy as it looks, but constructing card houses, which a family can endeavour, can help each member develop very precise, hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and card placement, maybe a tricky project to do, but which the kids will surely have fun, most especially when they begin to understand how to construct and build larger structures.
A dog house for the family’s pet
The family can join forces and use this occasion to build a dog house, if you’re pet dog has to have a new house, such that there are easy-to-assemble kits available in stores which can be built over time, just make sure that the size of the doghouse is big enough for your pet dog to live in and the kids will be a lot prouder and smarter in providing shelter to their beloved dog.