I believe that it is very important for families to have fun together because a family that plays together stays together.
Having fun together helps build a healthy family.
Having fun together helps develop a healthy family image – a family that the kids and parents are excited to be a part of.
4 fun things we do together as a family:
1. Family game nights.
Once a week (usually Friday nights) we play games as a family. Some of the games we play are Carcassonne, Ticket To Ride, 10 Days In Europe and Wii (our favourite games are Mario Kart and Dance Dance Revolution Disney Grooves).
Everyone in our family can play these games and have the potential to win. I believe it is important for kids to have a healthy sense of competitiveness and sportsmanship. Playing games has also helped our daughter’s with their math and problem solving skills.
2. Going to the beach for BBQ’s.
This is by far our most favourite thing to do as a family. We have an awesome beach near by and whenever it is not raining (we live in a rain forest) we pack up and head to the beach for a BBQ.
At the beach the kids will collect shells and rocks, play in the water and help me build the fire (I admit it … I am a pyromaniac).
3. Family movie nights.
On these nights we make popcorn, squeeze onto our couch and enjoy watching a movie together. Even though these nights are not very interactive they are still a fun way to enjoy spending time together. We do movie nights more in the winter when it is cold and wet outside.
4. Walks and bike Rides.
After supper, (when it is not dark or wet out) we will pack up the kid’s bike and head down to our local High School and let the kid’s ride their bikes on the track or we will go for a walk around town.
This has been a great way for my wife and I to stay active and healthy while spending time with our girls. It also helps promote an active and healthy lifestyle for our girls.
What does your family do for fun?