The pace of the modern world has our heads spinning. Many families are always seeking ideas for things to do together. While that may seem easy enough, the challenge is making time. Families often only have time together at night when they are away from their daily commitments. As such, it only makes sense to take advantage of this time. Below are some fun ideas families can fall back on during a family night in.
Whip a Delicious Meal Together
Try cooking a delicious meal together as a family. Brainstorm ideas for dishes that everyone will enjoy. Even better, choose new dishes rather than regular ones because it’s fun doing challenges together. If it doesn’t turn out 100% right, that’s okay. Often the most fun is working together towards a common goal and having fun with it.
Watch a Movie Indoors
The glitz at movie theaters may take your breath away, and viewing images from a massive screen at the theater can be a pretty amazing experience. However, staying indoors with the family to watch a movie together can be fun, too. The atmosphere won’t be the same, but on the bright side at least you won’t have to dole out your hard-earned money for movie tickets. When thinking of a film to watch, just make sure the one chosen will be age appropriate for the kids. Often it’s hard to come up with ideas, but luckily there are sites like WhichMovieNext.com which can assist with finding films the entire family will enjoy.
Watch the Stars
There’s nothing better than watching stars on a clear night. Try going out to the porch with the kids to point out various patterns and constellations. Bring along a pair of binoculars to enhance the experiences. If you happen to own night vision goggles, grab these as well to enjoy the experience even more. Watching the stars provides a great bonding opportunity while connecting with the world around you.
A rousing evening playing games can often lead to a memorable one. Whether it’s Charades, Monopoly, Trivia Pursuit, or just a deck of cards, everyone loves playing games. Its fun to be competitive, but just keep things light using good sportsmanship as everyone prefers to end the evening happy.
What are your ideas for a fun family night in? Let us know in the comments!
Contributed by T. Freeman