Having a family is one of life’s greatest blessings, it’s definitely something that should not be taken lightly.
While a lot of emphasis is made on making money, being comfortable and enjoying the luxury that money can buy, it’s important to devote time for family. Your loved ones need to know that you love them … Because let’s face it. Life is short.
So between school, jobs, kids activities, errands, cooking, homework and everything life needs for us to do, you need to spend quality time with the family, so you are able to bond with the kids.
Here are :
best family bonding activities that you can do
#1 Have a Family Game Night
A great way to bond with the family is by playing board games. Not only is it fun, it’s a great way to spend time together and connect. It’s also very relaxing… Here are board games to get you started Scrabble, Monopoly and more.
A simple Google search can suggest some of the best ones.
#2 Get Outside Together as a Family
Being outside as a family is amazing. Not only will you get to enjoy the fresh air, it will relax you and give you and the kids a space to be free and wander. There’s also many activities that you can do being outside.
You can go on a hike as a family, or go to a farmers market, or go glamping… There’s just so many activities that you can do together, t’s impossible to run out of ideas.
Kids love picnics, and the zoo. There’s just so much you can do, the possibilities are endless.
#3 Eat Dinner Together
Eating dinner together as a family should be one of the things that you aspire to do on the regular. Between the kids school and activities and your jobs and all the other responsibilities that you have, most families struggle with just being able to make time for each other.
Eating dinner together is a great way to bond, and connect. Great conversations can be had at the dinner table and your children may be able to connect with you at a much deeper level.
#4 Do Chores Together
A family that cleans together stays together … Just kidding lol.
Chores are not associated as a fun activity for most people, however you can still make it fun for your family.
You can introduce fun activities as a reward and instill the value in your children of being proud about their space. It would be a great time to teach them to care better care and appreciate the things and space that they have, and you make the chores be a great team work task.
#5 Cooking and Baking Together
Have you noticed how kids love anything that adults do?
So imagine if you are cooking or baking with them, knowing there’s a delicious reward at the end of it.
Also, think of cooking or baking with your Kids a very valuable skill, something that they will definitely use as they grow older right into adulthood.
Not to mention the memories that you will be making with them, which will stay with them forever.
#6 Do Volunteer Work
If you are passionate about giving back and are thinking of doing some volunteer work, why not do it with them?
Children, especially those who come from a life of privilege need to be exposed to a different type of life, one that’s different from theirs.
From the most part, they tend to be spoiled or entitled and it’s important to raise great humans that will have empathy and compassion for others.
So this is one bonding family activity that will help mold them into the great humans that you are hoping they will be as adults.
#7 Special Outings
As a family, make sure that you have certain outings that you plan with the kids.
Doing things as a family is great, but also make sure that your kids get one on one time with both parents, so they all can feel loved and valued by both their parents.
This can create bonds that are unbreakable and bonds that can last a lifetime.
Ideas for this include going to a safari park, a museum, an aquarium, bowling or a unique site like Lesedi cultural Village in Hartbeespoort.
These are just a few of the ideas when it comes to family bonding activities . . . and I hope they will get you thinking about your family and what you can do to create those beautiful memories with your family.