There’s nothing like the feeling of being in love to make you feel like a kid again, so why not have that inspire you when thinking about fun activities to do with your boyfriend? If you’re comfortable enough in your relationship to show off your silly and fun side, it can be a great way to bond! Plus it may even get you both swapping childhood memories, which can be a great way to learn more about each other. So instead of planning the typical dinner and a movie date, why not try these kid inspired activities to do with your boyfriend?!
1. BUILD A FORT
When it comes to kid inspired activities to do with yourboyfriend, this idea is guaranteed to give you some snuggle time with your guy! Get together all of your pillows, blankets, and sheets to make a fort with, just like you did as a kid. If you want to make it even more romantic, try throwing around some Christmas twinkle lights! Then, you and your guy can hang out inside the fort with some snacks and a movie.
2. PLAN A LASER TAG DATE NIGHT
Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother definitely got it right when he said that laser tag was awesome! If you have a local laser tag arena, plan a date night there! Play on the same team against others or play against each other. If you don’t have a local arena, they sell laser tag toy sets in the store. Thus, you can get the game to play together in your own home or outside!
3. HAVE A “KID INSPIRED” MEAL
If you can afford to have a night to splurge a little on calories then why not plan a “kid inspired” meal for the both of you? Ask your guy about his favorite foods and drinks when he was a kid and then prepare a small feast! For some inspiration, my boyfriend and I had a “kid inspired” meal consisting of Mountain Dew, gummy bears, french fries, and macaroni & cheese. Needless to say I went to the gym longer than normal the day after, but it was worth it!
4. PLAY VIDEO GAMES
If you still have your old video game systems in the house, pull them out and play your old favorites together! If not, may I suggest playing Minecraft together as it’s a really fun team game. Together, you will get to collect items, build houses, and defeat bad guys! My boyfriend and I play all the time together and it has us laughing the entire time.
5. ARTS & CRAFTS
Has there been a DIY project that you’ve been wanting to dolately? If it’s not a super girly one, why not do it together? Make some new artwork for your place together or keepsakes to give each other. If your guy has a creative side, this is a great activity for the two of you. Plus, it’s like making each other a little gift, which can make it a more sentimental activity.
6. HAVE A CARTOON NIGHT
Netflix has a huge selection of cartoon TV shows and movies, so why not make a night of watching them? They even have older cartoons that may remind you of your childhood! If you don’t have Netflix, find a new cartoon movie or TV show to watch and make a date night out of it! My boyfriend and I actually first bonded while watching old episodes of the Rugrats together!
7. PLAN OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES
I still remember being a kid and not wanting to come inside even when the sun went down! Try planning some outside activities that you used to do as a kid. Go for a bike ride, go rollerblading or scootering, or even just go for a hike. Not only is it a great kid inspired activity for the two of you, but it will also get you to exercise!
You know you’re in a great relationship when the two of you can have a blast doing silly and child-like activities such as these. It can be a great way to bring new experiences to your relationship as well as create some great memories together! What kid inspired activities have you done with your significant other?