While family time used to be a staple of life, it isn’t as common as it once was. Whether life has become too busy or whether technology has just taken over the entire house, it is still essential to find time for the whole family.
Today we are going to look at some activities that are suited to both rain and shine that can help connect the whole family once more. We will even include a couple of activities, so everybody can still use their phone.
What was once the go-to item for every family night in suddenly got lost to time. Now it’s making a strong return, and it’s time to introduce it back to your household.
That’s right! Board games are back, and they are stronger than ever before. Board games were once found stacked in every cupboard, and whether it was arguing over made-up words in Scrabble or a huge family feud over a game of Monopoly, board games were always a great source of fun.
While the world seems to be governed by technology, perhaps it’s time to take those phones. Now is the time to put them to one side and grab the kids for a family night of board games and snack food. While it may seem like an old fashioned concept, it will always provide entertainment for the whole family.
A Building Project
Another thing that seems to have been lost over time is the whole family being outside and building something together. It seems that time and technology has managed to take these amazingly fun things and make us blind to them.
There is no better time to get the whole family together and introduce the children to the magic of a treehouse. No matter how old a child is, the thought of a treehouse still has to be exciting.
It is now time to get the kids to put their Minecraft skills to the test and take to the outdoors and create a project as a family.
Amazing projects like this can bring a family together and make for one of the best activities you can do in your garden.
If it’s a rainy day, there is no better time to get the baking equipment out and assemble the family.
When it comes to stretching the creativity of the family baking is an activity, all the family can enjoy. Baking manages to blend art and food and will always be one of the most fun things for all of the family.
If you are familiar with the concept of the bake-off, then this is an amazing idea for the family. You can either divide into teams or compete as individuals. The idea behind this activity is that you place a few ideas into a hat, for example, cupcakes or bread and whichever one is drawn, everybody has to make their version.
Doing this as a family can be extremely fun and can produce some incredible (or disastrous) results. You can have the results judged by a neighbour or family member and start a tally. The game can take place once per month, and at the end of the year, you can crown the baking king or queen of your household.
The Techie Family
So, it is evident nowadays that a lot of families love technology. There is no reason that this cannot be incorporated into your family activity day.
If you are a family of console lovers and you are struggling to get the children away from Fortnite, there are some games options for everybody to enjoy together.
Sony has an amazing solution for a family activity, and the games are either very cheap or sometimes free. Games that use the PS Link service are fantastic fun for the entire family. PS Link is a simple, yet brilliant concept. The concept itself requires a mobile device with the PS Link app, and the device needs to be connected to the same network as the console.
There are a ton of fun games and competitions that can provide hours of endless fun for the entire family.
Family days and activities together are something that has fallen by the wayside over the years. Time with your family is precious, so if none of the above ideas are for you, maybe there is something above that will inspire you to create your ideal family activity.