The back-to-school adjustment period has ended and you’ve had a little downtime time to rest. Are you or the kids bored? Why not incorporate some of these ideas into your family routine once every week or two? Try to dedicate at least one day or night to doing something fun at home so you won’t get bored!
Have a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunts are always fun! Divide your guests/family into teams and give each team a list of items and a time limit. Then, send them off on an exciting search that ends with a surprise. You can tailor these for adults and/or kids. Here is a list of 350 Scavenger Hunt ideas.
Host a Movie Night with Friends
Everyone loves movies! Invite your friends over and pop a couple bags of popcorn. There are a several family friendly movie options available at Pure Flix. Get comfy and hang out while watching an old favorite or new movie that everyone will enjoy.
Learn How to Knit
Knitting can be a great crafting skill. Especially during the winter months when you’re snowed in. Besides keeping you busy, you’ll make warm snuggly scarves and more.
Host a Backyard Barbeque
Hosting a backyard barbeque doesn’t have to be a burden to your wallet. You can host and still ask your friends or family to bring their own meat, a dessert, or side item. When everyone pitches in, there will be an abundance of food for everyone to enjoy. And, you won’t be exhausted from cooking and prepping all day!
Host a DIY Spa Night
Everyone loves to be pampered. Choose between facials, pedicures, or manicures and invite a few friends over. Many giggles later, you’ll be glad you did!
Whether you’re playing board games or electronic games like Catch Phrase, this is loads of fun. Playing games together stimulates your critical thinking skills and promotes communication. So while you’re having fun, you’re learning too!
Create a Scrapbook
If you’re like me, you have stacks upon stacks of old pictures. Bring them to life with a few craft supplies and make a scrapbook. It will take you down memory lane and allow your kids and grandkids to have keepsakes for years to come.