There is a saying, ‘It’s not how big a house is, it’s how happy the home is.’ Love must be present among family members, but happiness and bonding take the relationship to a whole new level!
Love, laughter and happily ever after- this isn’t just for a romantic relationship More often than not, the saying pertains to families and their bond. We grow up being closely tied to these people all our lives. Our family is our friends, supporters, and protectors. It is a privilege to have a loving family that cares for you. With the busy and fast-paced life each one is living nowadays, can you even spare one moment to talk to them?
To strengthen your bond, here are fun family activities you can definitely try at home:
What do you know, the family that eats together, stays together! And before you even take a bite of the food, you have to cook it! Cooking is a fun way to bring life and experimentation to your household. Try hosting a mini-competition where your family members compete on becoming the “GREATEST CHEF.”
Have each one prepare a tasty meal to be judged by a close friend or relative. It’s a way to try your cooking skills, spend time preparing the meal, and facing off with your dad or mom! Just remember, keep your cool and have fun!
According to Mary L. Gavin, MD, “Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills. And the experience of creating meals with you can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits.”
It’s always a good thing to get your creative juices flowing and put it into motion. If you have a creative artist in the family, let him, or she teach you how to paint, or maybe improve your skills (if you already have it). It’s not only good for your imagination, but it’s also an excellent time to get into a good conversation with your sibling! “Working with their hands and practicing repetitive motions and activities also helps with focus and discipline,” says Dr. Christina Johns, M.D.
Of course, the painting would be more fun if you have your whole family joining you because then you’d be comparing artworks, joking around, and just chilling! You might even discover your sibling’s flair for art by doing this activity!
Binge Watch A Series
There’s nothing more “chill” than watching a show or a movie together with your family. Pick a day in the week where you could all be together, and have it named as your “Movie Day.” Each week, one of you gets to choose a movie you could all watch and enjoy. It’s a beautiful way just to unwind and relax after a stressful week at work and school. “Watching a TV show with your kid is a good way to get across your own values, even if the values on the show don’t reflect yours.” Steven Schlozman, M.D. wrote.
Make A Garage Sale
This will help in organizing your home, and at the same time spending time with your family digging through old stuff and going back to memory lane. Do a garage sale and sell old clothes, toys, shoes, crafts, gadgets, etc. that you don’t need anymore! It will even teach your kids the basic ways of Sales, and of course, earning money.
There you go. Next time you have all your family members at home, try at least one of these family activities to strengthen your family bond altogether.