We hardly get time to spend with our family during the weekdays in our busy work schedules. That’s why you have to make the best of the weekends. If you’re looking for things to do on the weekend with family, the options are wide. While deciding on any activity, first ask yourself whether your family would enjoy it as much as you would. Find something that almost everyone in the family would be glad to be part of. In this post, we have rounded up the best things you can do with your family.
Why Is Family Time Necessary?
Spending time together strengthens the family bond, improves your child’s academic performance, help your kid’s develop parenting skills and less chance of violence, drug abuse and behavioral problems such as aggression, which is very common among children these days. Distractions such as the TV, video games and cell phones have kept families away from enjoying time with your near and dear ones.
Eating meals together, talking about the events of the day, sharing joys and defeats, doing household chores together and spending some evenings popping corn and watching movies are examples of shared activities. Some families schedule one evening every week for special family fun activities. Here is a list of family fun things to do on this weekend that will help you have fun with your families and spend quality time with them.
Fun Things To Do On The Weekend With Family
1. Home Video Night:
All kids love to see themselves when they were younger. Pop in a tape of their younger days or create a slideshow using pictures of them growing up. Parents wedding tapes also fascinate kids. Just make sure to fast-forward if your video is 6 hours long. The point is not to bore them to death.
2. Interactive Movie Night:
Watch a movie together as a family. A great way to keep this idea interactive includes watching a film with a controversial message and discussing it afterwards. This way the child learns value lessons as well. You can also watch age-appropriate documentaries about environmental or world issues, and stimulate discussion.
3. Engage In A Family Competition:
An art contest, may be? All it takes is some crayons, markers, paper, glue, tape and some odds and ends from around the house. When you involve your kids in a group task, you encourage feelings of self-esteem and competence. Make the task more memorable by giving a little prize to each kid, for his or her creation.
4. Cook And Eat:
Always remember the family who eats together, stays together. So make it a point to have a “Family Meal Night”, where you and everyone prepares food; you can even have a world cuisine day, and enjoy delicacies from various countries. This is a great lesson in teamwork and everyone will love the tasty meal cooked together. Encourage your child to come with her own dish, of course with you as a helper along the way!
5. Lets Play:
Arrange for a cricket match with your old school friends. Or a tennis match, or even a Frisbee match! Ask your children to arrange a match for both the adults as well as the younger ones. This is one way that makes you have fun AND lose some much-needed kilos off your body! If you have the incentive, you can even ask for local sponsors and make this a neighbourhood event.
There are a million and one ways to make time with your family, and we have given a few in this article. Spending time with your family is never a waste and is always going to build fond memories. It makes the house a cheerful place and helps improve communications between family members.