On Sunday, May 12, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA joins millions of people in celebrating Mother’s Day, a day dedicated to showing appreciation for all mothers and mother-figures. Planning the perfect activity to make your mom feel extra special can be tough, but it can be a simple activity the entire family will enjoy.
If you’re looking for fun, family-friendly activities for your Mother’s Day weekend, you may want to consider these great ideas:
Explore the Outdoors
If the weather permits, take a stroll, go for a bike ride or have a picnic outside. Exploring the outdoors with your mom will give you the opportunity to enjoy the spring weather and each other’s company.
Plan a Trip to the Gym
Kick off your Mother’s Day with a trip to the gym or try a new fitness class together. This is a great bonding activity and it will give you both the energy to tackle your day.
The Y offers many group exercise classes, which are included with your Y membership. And, you can bring your mom to the Y by using one of your complimentary guest passes. When planning your trip to the Y, be sure to use your branch’s online schedule to view all of your favorite free group fitness classes.
Volunteer with the Family
Spend a day with your mom giving back to a cause your family cares about. Volunteering is an excellent way to celebrate Mother’s Day and give back to your community.
Make a Meal Together
Instead of heading to a busy restaurant for brunch or dinner, make a meal for your mom at home. Cooking is a wonderful way to connect with your family and give your mom a break.
Continue the family fun after Mother’s Day at the Y! The YMCA offers numerous family activities and programs throughout the year. To learn more about programs and activities available at the Y, visit our website at www.jolietymca.org.
For additional Mother’s Day activities, check out this great article, courtesy of Country Living Magazine.