Some Amazing Ideas to Celebrate Family Day at Home
Even though this global quarantine has started to become quite tiring and monotonous for most people, there has never been a better opportunity to soak up some quality family time with your near and dear ones. Whether you are a part of a small nuclear family or a huge joint family, there is so much fun you can have with your loved ones without leaving the comfort of your home. So, here are some amazing ideas for you to enjoy the World Family Day at home.
There is no hard and fast rule that dictates you cannot have a picnic at home. While COVID-19 curfews can stop you from leaving your home, there is nothing preventing you from enjoying a nice, pleasant picnic in your own backyard. All you need to pull off a successful picnic is a traditional lunch including sandwiches, fruits, and potato chips and the stimulating company of your family. Load the delicious snacks into a basket, spread a cosy blanket on the lawn and enjoy a few joyful hours with your family while enjoying the fresh air and sunlight.
Besides serving as a lovely addition to your home, planting a vegetable garden is an excellent way of spending time with your family. Not only will it keep the kids busy and serve as an enjoyable and productive outlet for their energy but also provide adults with easy access to fresh, home-grown vegetables. Also, it may just work a miracle and finally convince the kids to eat some veggies (seeing as they were the ones who grew them).
Cooking with your family can be a fun activity. Whether you teach your kids a traditional family recipe or just work together to whip up mouth-watering baked goods, cooking breakfast or dinner with your family offers a great opportunity for bonding. Depending on the age and capabilities of your kids, you can also choose between letting your kids cook for you and asking them to contribute to the meal preparation in any small way they can.
No matter what age groups the members of your family belong to, an interesting book is something everyone can enjoy. You can pick a classic, a mystery or an all-time-favourite fantasy. Just choose a book you all can enjoy and read it aloud. You can even go a step further and discuss various characters, put forward your own theories or enact your favourite scenes. If you all absolutely love a book, go ahead and watch its movie version (if available) together!
There is no kid who can say “no” to a scavenger hunt. There are even some adults who love these hunts just as much. So, whether you arrange a scavenger hunt for your kids or choose to participate in one yourself, this activity can prove to be an immensely delightful way of spending time with your family. It offers an incredible way of making your kids feel excited amidst the restlessness of staying indoors.
What can be more relaxing than watching the starry sky while enjoying the feel of the cool night breeze? Try to find the different constellations in the night sky and teach your kids the same. Discuss how the Pole Star always points to the north and helped sailors and travellers find their way during the ancient times. Besides being relaxing, stargazing also exposes you to fresh air before bedtime, which can help you sleep more soundly.
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You can arrange a game night, where you can play several enjoyable games with your family. With an entire night dedicated to different indoor games, you can choose to play board games like monopoly and ludo or card games such as Uno and Go Fish. Other indoor games you can enjoy include Twister, SNAP!, pictionary, rummy, chess, video games and carom. You can make teams and count scores. You can also settle on a prize that the winning team will receive.
There can be no better way to spend a rainy day with your family than to watch your favourite movies all day long. You can choose to watch the latest hit or just go back to the evergreen classics. You can also let each person select a movie of his/her choice and watch them all one by one. And, of course, no movie marathon can be considered complete without some popcorn, snacks and beverages.
Kids love to play around with craft supplies. Even adults should run with their creativity once in a while. So, arrange an art and craft session to have a great time with your kids. You can even hold a scrapbook competition, where all the members of your family create their own one-of-a-kind scrapbooks. You can print out your favourite family pictures and use some sparkle pens and watercolours to make your scrapbook.
Everyone likes music and everyone likes to sing (even those who are not blessed with a melodic voice). Plan a joyful evening of karaoke that offers a great way of spending some time full of laughter and joy with your family. You can go for one of the many options available on PlayStation and Wii.
So, pick one of the many brilliant ideas for spending some quality time with your family on this World Family Day and make this era of quarantine memorable.
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