Boating with kids can be a great bonding experience. However, your kids can quickly become tired of being on the boat. In today’s blog, we’re going to cover some ways that you can keep your kids entertained with boating. Even though you may love boating, young children can struggle to find the same amusement. By introducing your kids to boating at an early age, you can ensure that they have fond memories of going out onto the water with family. If you’d like to sign up with our boat club to do more family outings or to show your children the benefits of boating, then check out our membership. All you need to do is contact us and we’ll provide some information on everything Freedom Boat Club can offer you.

Make Boating More Fun For Kids

Boating can be a great time for kids as long as you have some things to entertain them. Kids need constant entertainment and when you’re not providing that to them, then they can get a little wound up. Since you’re on a boat and staying in one place, these activities should help you keep your child entertained while you’re boating on Lake Lanier. No matter how old your kids may be, these activities will help to keep them engaged and loving boating.

Bring Some Fishing Gear

The first method to entertain kids is with fishing. If your kids are a little older, then fishing can be a great activity. In Introduce Your Kids To Fishing With These Suggestions, we went over some ways that you can help your child learn the benefits of fishing. What’s neat about teaching your kids to fish is that it can be a lifelong hobby. Fishing teaches patience, which everyone should learn at a young age. Additionally, fishing can be an activity many kids participate in, so if you have a few children, then everyone can enjoy.

Bring An Inner Tube

Another activity that every boat with children should do is water tubing. While water skiing and wakeboarding can be difficult, water tubing can be an easy activity that anyone can enjoy and have a good time doing. Any child, no matter his or her age, can do inner tubing as opposed to wakeboard or water skiing. While those two are fun activities, you may need to have more coordination to do that and very young children can’t enjoy it as much as teenagers can.

Stock Up With Some Fun Snacks

A third activity is to find some fun snack ideas. If you have kids, then you’re going to want to bring snacks. While hangry adults can be difficult to death with, it can be even more difficult when you have to deal with children who are less than enjoyable because they are hungry. Fun snack ideas can be a great way to keep children entertained, full, and eliminate any messes. You can try granola bars or a trail mix that is homemade. They are easy to make and are healthy for growing kids. You can also do baked sweet potato french fries or dried fruit, both of which are nutritious.

Get A Slide

For some more fun in the sun activities, you can purchase a slide and attach it to the boat. A slide can be a great idea because everyone can enjoy it. While it can be a bit pricey and you’ll need to remember to pack it, it’s a great activity to keep kids entertained and happy. Young kids enjoy a slide because it’s fun to get up and down and fall into the water. This activity is also a great idea for those who are feeling a bit unsure about the inner tube.


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We hope these ideas will ensure that your kids will have a great time while boating. Boating can be a great family activity, so while it may take a few times to get used to, your kids will eventually find the beauty in going out onto the water.