For weeks many families have been stuck at home. Some of you are busy working from your new home office or had a chance to try your hand at homeschooling. Or maybe you’re out there working as usual. Regardless of your situation, the extra time at home allows you to either get on each other’s nerves or bond more strongly (or both). Here are some awesome family bonding activities that will bring you all closer together.
Go for a walk
A walk in nature or simply around the block allows you to get exercise together and spend quality time away from screens and other distractions. Just make sure to do it safely, adhering to social distancing.
Since the development of video games, your board games have probably sat in a closet languishing. Pull them out and let the fun begin. Just don’t get too competitive (and let the kids win once or twice).
Cards aren’t just for gambling. Those little packs of stiff paper can give hours of fun, and with the varieties of games, you’ll never get bored. As with the board games, remember to keep your competitive side in check.
Instead of having everyone stare at their small screen, get some popcorn going, and gather everyone in front of the TV for a family movie. This is great for a rainy afternoon or chilly evening.
Keeping a house clean and tidy with little ones running around might be a daily challenge. But if you schedule some mess-making fun, your kids might be more willing to listen when you ask them to pick up their toys. Maybe. In any case, you’ll have a fantastic piece of art to remind you of the days when hands were little.
As the temperature rises, take full advantage because winter will come again. You can even make it productive by growing a home garden or turning mealtimes into picnics.
Prayer and meditation
You know the saying, “the family that prays together stays together.” Places of worship are closed, but you can bring it into your living room as a family.
Tickle monster games
Any silly made-up game that has everyone running through the house laughing is sure to bring you closer together. Just put away the crystal vase first, so you’re not yelling at everyone to be careful.
Alone time for each family member
Yes, you can have too much time together. Allow everyone an opportunity to spend alone time on their favorite hobby or just reading a book. With this opportunity to rejuvenate, you’ll get along better when you do spend time together.
At Western Heating & Air Conditioning, we relish our families and strive to grow similar relationships with our clients and our employees. We are always here when you need us for your family’s home comfort. Call us at 385-273-3200 or visit us at www.WesternHeatingAir.com or our Facebook page to see what we like to do with our families. Here’s to hoping you and your family will use these awesome family bonding activities to grow stronger together.
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