Today it has become very difficult to find time to engage and interact with the most important part of your life; your family. The many obligations pertaining to work, education and society is preventing us from doing this and as a strong family, you’ll need to make time. If you spend quality time with your family as a parent, your children are most likely to learn the art of good parenting, improve their academic skills and live a healthy life free from depression and anxiety while staying away from dangerous drugs. This article discusses about four fun things you can do on your next family-fun-day to bring your family closer than ever before.
A video night
It may sound a tad old school, but this is very simple and inexpensive activity which will not need more than 3 hours of your time. You can watch a movie that you and your children will enjoy, either from your childhood days or one of theirs. Choose age-appropriate movies which deliver some valuable message in the end so that the kids will gain something for their lives more than just the entertainment. Watching videos from your children were young is another interactive activity which will bring the family together in the sweet nostalgia of the past.
If you have a boat in the garage which hasn’t seen the light of the day in several years as it has been wrapped in Boat Covers for a long time, drag it outside, fix it on to a trailer and get it ready for your next family weekend. Pack your bags with some sandwiches, fruits, sodas and water, get a hold of a hat and a pair of sunglasses and set out to the waters with your fam-bam. If you are not a pro-boat rider, it’s better to stay away from the ocean and set sail on a calm lake closer to where you live. But if you’ve done it before, make the best of the day and set out to the seemingly endless sea. Be sure to go on a day with very good weather and calm winds and of course have a full tank of gas along with an extra tank for an emergency situation.
One of the most important life lessons that you can teach your kids is the fact that it doesn’t necessarily have to cost money to have fun. Camping is a great way to make them understand this as its simple, inexpensive activity that delivers loads of entertainment. It is also a good way of teaching the kids to step outside the concrete walls and spend time closer to nature. If you are a first-time camper, be sure to make a checklist of all the things you could possibly need because it’s ways to forget the important things at the very last moment. Purchase a tent that is big enough for your entire family to relax in, an adequate supply of food, pots, dishes and a butane lighter, plenty of water, flash lights, blankets, a portable refrigerator or a cool box and pack your Luggage Sets with just the right clothes suitable to the conditions. Be sure to select a day with good weather to go camping because bad weather can completely ruin the fun.
Kids will absolutely love this idea as this brings together the concept of quality family time with mouthwatering foodie goodness. You can make a day of it and invite your relatives or close friends as well and delegate the responsibilities to everyone. As the host, invest on a small barbeque stove and a few bags of barbeque charcoal. When it comes to barbequing, remember that more is always merry, but don’t just stick to a single type of meat. A range of meat types along with some juicy sausages and a bowl of home-made barbeque sauce is the best recipe for a successful barbeque party.