The hectic lifestyles we lead these days, simply eats away our family time. While the parents are busy working and managing the house, the kids are busy with school work, etc. Planning a family night, has become a necessity today. It's a day when family members make sure they find time to spend as a family. To make the night interesting, games and different activities can be incorporated. Let's take a look at the different ways one can spend a family night.
Dinner Time = Fun Time
The family dinner can be a lovely place to start. Prepare a lovely, exotic meal, preferably a cuisine you've never tried before. To make things even more interesting, make little costumes for the kids, and ask them to come dressed for dinner. Read about the history of the cuisine, and some fun facts about it, and share the information over dinner. This will even help improve their general knowledge.
There are scores of different board games you can play as a family. While Scrabble helps build vocabulary, Pictionary helps improve creativity. Uno is also a fun card game that your family can play. Remember, games help increase interaction, and even help break the ice. It also builds team spirit among the siblings. Moreover, children learn to embrace failure and success better. Games needn't be confined to board games, but can involve role plays, treasure hunt, memory games, etc.
Hobby Time Fun
Share hobbies like listening to music, reading, dancing, or even carry out some craft activity together. Build something, cook something, paint something... anything that your family will enjoy doing. Explore different hobbies and find out how you guys fare. The same old hobbies can get dull and boring, so make sure you look for hobbies that your family has never tried before.
Outdoor Trip Fun
Children love the outdoors, so give them what they want. Pack dinner in a lovely picnic basket, and go for a drive. Depending on where you live, take them to the beach, lake, etc., and have your dinner there. You could also catch a burger, and watch some animated movie in a drive-in.
There are umpteen things you can do with your family, and the list will stop when you stop taking the initiative. No more excuses about time, fatigue, or money. If there's a will, there's a way! Enjoy this time you have with your family.