5 Ways to Have Family Fun During The Pandemic
The pandemic has cancelled a lot of things: weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, school, and so on. However, if there is one thing that this pandemic has taught us… it is that we can still make up our own kind of family fun.
1. Family Fun Dinners
Sitting around the dinner table is one of the most underrated, yet simple building activities that you can do with your family. It does not have to be a three hour ordeal, but seek to have it be intentional. There is something so special about gathering around that table together. Whether you want to share a cooked meal together or get local takeout… set a time and stick to it! As a family, talk about the highlights of your day, what you are looking forward to in the future, and how delicious your food is (of course!). Want to go the extra mile? Pick a few family members to cook a themed meal and have some fun with it!
2. Home Trivia
First, you will need to come up with 20-25 questions about your home and family. The goal of the game is to have your family compete to see who can answer each question correctly + the fastest. For example, the question can be… “What is Mom’s favorite movie?” or “What was Katie Lynn’s marathon time?” Not only is this activity so much fun, but it is also a great way to strengthen your competitive skills… I mean, family bond. Haha!
3. The Ultimate Family Fun Picnic
There is nothing more timeless than a classic picnic in the park. Grab a picnic blanket, yummy food + drinks, and even a deck of playing cards if you’re up for it! It doesn’t have to be a lot, but the simple act of packing up a meal and taking it on the road creates a completely new experience. Each setting is different and every season will be sure to bring something new. Trust us, the memories that you will make will last a lifetime!
4. Grow a Herb Garden
All you need is a pot, some herbs (you can grab them from your local market), some soil, and you are on your way. Let the kids go crazy! One of the best ways children learn is through their everyday experiences. Kids love to feel empowered! Giving them a chance to grow the herbs they can use when they are sick gives them ownership on their health. They will be more willing to use them if they’ve had a hand in growing, harvesting, and making remedies from the herbs.
5. Get Pen-Palling
Gather together cards, construction paper, markers, puffy stickers, photos, magazines, glue sticks – you name it! Turn a simple greeting into something crafty + cute. Mail them off to your far-off family, friends, neighbors down the street, or whoever comes to your mind during this time. The extra encouragement may not take a whole lot of extra effort on your part, but it sure will bring a smile to someone’s face! Who knows… the snail mail that you send out, might just inspire someone else to pay this simple act of kindness forward.
Now that you’ve got some tricks up your sleeve… comment below which fun family activity you & yours give a try!