Quality family time is more important now than ever. With many families spending time at home due to stay-in-place orders, it’s thankfully the perfect chance to spend some genuine, enjoyable quality time together. The following are some easy, simple and fun things that you can do in order to create quality family time at home.
Learn the Local Language
Spending quality time with your family is crucial, especially during stay-at-home orders. While there are many activities you can do together, why not try learning a new language? You can start by using language learning apps or online resources to start learning French or any other local language. This is a fun and engaging way to bond with your family and expand your knowledge of another language and culture. So, make the most of your time together and start learning the local language today!
Create a family scrapbook
If your family loves to create, then this is the perfect time to start making a family scrapbook! Gather together family photos—make copy prints, if you have a printer at home—as well as decorative tape, ribbons, stickers, and anything else you can use to make a scrapbook. If possible, spread everything out on the floor or a kitchen table so that the entire family can work on a scrapbook together.
Take a walk together
Taking a walk for some fresh air is one way to get some daily exercise while enjoying some sunshine and outdoor time with your family. Taking a walk together will give you some time to enjoy peace and quiet together, or if you are in a talkative mood, spark up a conversation with your family as you stretch your legs. Just remember to practice social distancing!
Play board games
Family board games have always been a great way to boost your quality time, and that has still not changed. There are an endless amount of board games out there, so make sure to pick the ones that your family will most enjoy. You can always rotate your board games if you want to keep the selection fresh. If you have family members with different board game tastes, one option to try is to give every family member a chance to pick a board game on “their” night.
Learn how to play chess together
Every family should have a chess board! Chess is an entertaining, engaging game that is fun to play and can keep your mind engaged and occupied. Whether you’re using a travel chess set or a solid Staunton chess set, you and your family will be able to create great family memories together by playing a few rounds (or more!) of chess. If you already know how to play chess, feel free to set up your chess pieces and start a family tournament right away! If you or other members of your family aren’t familiar with the game yet, then bring out the chess board and start learning.
Have a family movie night
Movies are a great way to pass the time, but they can be made extra special when you turn “watching a movie” into a fun family movie night! Pop your best buttery movie theater popcorn, make a buffet of different candy options that your family can pick from, and snuggle together on the couch while watching something up on your home big screen.
Quality family time is important, so make sure you take the time to include the above family activities in your daily routine.