Ways to Honor a Vintage Inspired Life with your Kids

It's easy to get wrapped up in our busy modern lives as parents in today's world. We're rushing around to all sorts of commitments, over-scheduling our kids' days, filling time in between with screen time, rushing through meals and more. While some of these things are just a necessity to survive today (we're all guilty), there's ways we can slow down and unplug for a more vintage-inspired life. Read on for ideas for everyday, special days and all year long to spend quality time with our children and family inspired by nostalgic activities of the 60s and 70s.

 Girl in vintage inspired dress Living a vintage life

Just for the Kids

Below is a list of activities kids would do for fun 'back in the day'. These are great ways for your little ones to unplug, play with friends, and just slow down and enjoy their wholesome childhood.

  • Play outside with neighborhood kids
  • Jumprope
  • Hopscotch
  • Ride bikes
  • Start a street game of kickball
  • Bring the dolls and toys outside to play
  • Hula hoop
  • Play in the yard and get messy
  • Make mudpies
  • Dig for worms
  • Climb trees
  • Play with less electronic toys

Summer Activities with the Family 

  • Go to the boardwalk, beach or local carnival for wholesome fun
  • Have a family picnic
  • Go swimming, boating or hiking at the local state park
  • Play card games at the park
  • Go Camping for the weekend
  • Find a Drive-in movie

Winter Activities with the Family 

  • Go ice skating at the local ice rink
  • Go sledding together
  • Play card games or have a game night inside
  • Go to the movies
  • Bake a cake together
  • Sew an outfit together