Here are a few ideas to try if you are like me and want more family fun nights:
A family vacation jar (or box) is a decorated jar used to save for the next big adventure. Decorated with pictures and words of places you want to visit or have visited, the jar becomes a daily visual reminder of your dreams.
Family Game Night
Games are a great way to bring the family together as well as teach children how to be good winners and losers. Why not try to set aside one night a week or month as family game night.
Depending on the season or if holiday's are near go online and get some ideas for a fun project to do. So many ideas out there that are free or very affordable.
Create a Family Cookbook
Create a family cookbook by asking family members to send you copies of their favorite recipes. After the family cookbooks have been completed, you can give them as gifts on birthday's, Mother's Day, or at Christmas or Hanukkah.
Water park, bathtub, sprinkler, kiddie pool, water balloons, squirt guns- or any other way to get wet! HAVE FUN!!
Volunteer Together as a Family
Why not spend your family time helping others in need? Working together as a family to help others in need can be an incredibly powerful way of building family bonds and developing a great sense of pride and fulfillment in all family members.
Why not surprise your child for lunch one day at school? If your school allows it, join the child for lunch in the cafeteria or better yet pack a quick picnic lunch to share at a nearby park. Don't tell them ahead of time you are coming. This makes the lunch all the more special. My kids are not in school so we would change this and go surprise daddy!
Search through recipes and let your child pick a recipe and put the aprons on and make it. If you need items from the store make a list and have fun with them while they search for what you need.
Movie Marathon Day
I love to do one of these when the weather is freezing!
I know there are a ton of ideas out there. What are your ideas or what have you tried in the past?