Spending time as a family and encouraging your children to spend time together is one of the best and easiest ways to build family unity. It is an easy way for your children to develop relationships with one another that will last over the years. There are too many families where contention and arguments tend to destroy relationships and time spent together.
There are numerous activities that all families can enjoy. You don't have to sit down and play games every night or go for family walks. Be creative when thinking of activities that your family will enjoy. For example, the family in this video had a piano duel and filmed a fun and lighthearted video. A few other fun ideas could include:
Have a dessert cook off.
Go on a staycation where you stay at a hotel in town, go swimming, eat fast food, watch movies, among other things.
Build a giant fort.
Have a water fight.
Sculpt frozen sherbet.
Read a book together as a family.
Go on a picture scavenger hunt.
No matter what activities you choose for your family, find something that most of your family will enjoy. The more time you spend together, the closer and stronger your family will be.
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Courtnie is an editor for FamilyShare.com and has a degree in journalism. She has a slight obsession with running, newspapers and large fuzzy blankets. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband and two sons.