The Best Ways to Make Family Time the Best Time Ever

Thursday July 02, 2020
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We all know how important it is to spend time with our loved ones, especially our kids. However, busy schedules make finding time for the whole family to be together more difficult than we'd like. It's also a challenge to come up with fun stuff to do as a group, especially when everyone has different preferences.

But don’t worry; even if life sometimes gets ahead of us, there are some easy ways to spend quality time with your children no matter their age and interests. 

Here are some suggestions for your entire family to bond:

 

Deciding on Family Activities

Whether you want something relaxing like a board game, or action-packed like relay races in the backyard, there are many fun group activities for families. The world has a lot to offer. You can can explore kid-friendly museums or bounce around a trampoline park with the help of Twin Cities Kids Club. But, what if your group can't decide on what to choose?

Consider making two lists of potential activities for your group, dividing one half into "Relaxing" activities and "Exciting." This way, when you get stuck about what to do, you can consider options from this list. Put each item on the list onto paper and draw one piece from a hat.

 

Making Dinners Together

As we know, food remains the language of love and care. Why not make something delicious together?

Cooking together gives you the chance to dedicate daily time together in the kitchen. Working towards something as a team allows you to utilize everyone’s strengths- setting the table, chopping the veggies, or stirring the pot, etc. A great meal as the outcome of your efforts is all the more rewarding. 

Discover new recipes or pass on old family traditions to the next generation. Turning a mundane necessity into an enjoyable, relaxing, and bonding event might just be how you can integrate quality time with your family into a busy working day. If the kids don't sound up for it, give them an opportunity to cook a recipe they've always wanted to try.

 

Nature Time

Movies and video games can be fun, but sometimes taking a break from screen time might be just what your family needs.

No matter if you live near a forest, a lake, mountains or a beach, taking time to discover nature is beneficial for the mind and body. By unwinding on a walk, discovering new places on a hike, or spending a warm summer day at a lake, the outdoors often remains the best playground for every age. 

Animal lovers can enjoy discovering new creatures while athletes might take the opportunity to hone their running, climbing, or swimming skills. It never gets boring!  


Playing Games

Rediscover the curious mind of a child by letting your kids take over in planning a family play date. This will strengthen their creativity and team-building skills while allowing you to learn about their interests.

If you need some inspiration to come up with fun family games, building a fort, hunting for treasures, or making arts and craft can be a good starting point to take everyone on board. 

Turning off your phone and tuning into your kids for an afternoon allows you to spend quality time together and stay connected even in stressful times.


Enjoy Family Time Now

 We all feel guilty when we don't spend enough time with our families. A few hours of creative and joyful activities every week are all you need to strengthen your family bond. 

 With the fun ideas listed above, you can start making family time the best time ever no matter your budget, the weather, or the age of your children.