With busy and indefinite working schedules, family members never end up sitting together for even one meal. While kids are busy with sports practices or music lessons, parents are working for stretched hours returning home only to sit in front of the idiot box watching news updates from across the world. Or probably, they are hooked to their laptop, preparing for the next day’s presentation. In such a scenario, spending family time seems like a distant dream. By family time, we do not mean making a family trip to the nearby hill station or a beach side. Something as simple as having a meal together at the comforts of the home can be called family time. A great idea would be to set aside a day every week and make the most of it by indulging in different thrilling and fun-filled activities. Catch up on what is happening in your kid's life, while they try to understand what is keeping you busy in office. This would not only strengthen the bond of love, but also rekindle the family ties for good. Have a look at some fun family night activities that you and your family can indulge in.
Ideas For A Great Family Night
Arrange Board Games
If you are unable to take a day off from your hectic schedule, then let your family complete the dinner and involve them in some board games. You can choose from Scrabble, Boogle, Monopoly, Pictionary, Yahtzee, Uno, or Sorry. Though it may sound to be a little outdated and age-old idea, it serves as one of the best ways to bring the family together and have lots of fun. Apart from immense enjoyment, you get enough time interact with one another and create a stronger and unbreakable bond.
Plan A Surprise Picnic
Return home and ask your spouse to pack the dinner. Ask your kids to get ready and drive your family to a nearby lake or park to enjoy a candlelight meal with them. Allow your kids to play their favorite sport. You can indulge in football, badminton, throw ball or volleyball. And if you can pull out a day’s leave, know that there can be nothing like it. Get up early in the morning, prepare some easy breakfast snacks with the help of your spouse and drive to a far-off picnic spot. What better than this can be to spend quality time with your family?
Spread some mattresses and sheets in your backyard and lay down with your kids. Take a flashlight, some bug spray, and enjoy watching shooting stars. Chat about galaxies, black holes, moon-walking, astronauts, constellations, planets, and universe.
It’s Hobby Time!
With all family members present, you can share one another’s hobbies amongst yourselves. Indulge in listening to music, dancing, reading, or watching a favorite show. You can also discuss a number of topics that are of common interest to all of you and get their suggestions and opinions. To your younger kids, you can read aloud short stories and enact as well for a hilarious touch. If any of you know how to play the piano or guitar, you can arrange a small rock concert in your living room.
Spending quality time with your kids helps you to understand each other and strengthen the bond. Try out these ideas and you sure will enjoy your family fun night!