Family Activities to Try All-Year-Round
Family Outdoor Activities to Strengthen Family Bond
Finding time to spend with the family is hard, especially considering the fact that most families nowadays have both parents working. Yet, each member of the family should make an effort to be able to spend quality time with each other, and not just for dinner.
Studies suggest that children who have good communication with their parents tend to do well at school compared to those children who live in a dysfunctional home. Kids with healthy family relationships are also less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. Difference in academic performance is also apparent in youths who have stronger bond with their families. To maintain a strong family relationship, it is important to invest time with your family through fun activities. Below are our top recreational activities.
- Picnic by the water
It could be by the beach, lake, or park. You can turn this into a fun family day out by inviting other families to have a kayaking race, or a paddle race on the water. The outdoor fun will be followed by a picnic set out near the area. It is a chance for you and your partner to get to know other families, and be able to socialize. Your kids will also have fun playing with other children, so this becomes a win-win situation.
This has always been a go-to activity for families who want to enjoy an outdoor adventure without the financial burden bugging them silently. During the day, you can go hiking with the kids around the woods while teaching them how to use the map. At night, you can set a campfire, toast marshmallows, and stargaze.
- Go fishing
What is more fun to eat seafood and fish? Hooking them on your bait yourself! This family activity will be fun for kids. This will teach them practical and food gathering skills that will be one of the most memorable things that your kids will have with you.
- Help out
Spending time with your family could sometimes mean bringing happiness to other people. Instead of spending money for a lavish family activity, be good Samaritans to less fortunate people. Teach your children to be kind and helpful through showing them that lending a hand is what makes the world a better place.
- Create a time capsule
Creating a time capsule is one of the family fun ideas that you can do without going anywhere else. Preserve your family collection by stashing them away in an archival box, and keep it in a cool, dark place—not underneath the ground. Encourage your kids to write a letter for their future selves, or include school outputs, paintings, and drawings that you think they will appreciate a couple of decades from today.
- Get active
A healthy family is a happy family. Promote an active lifestyle at home through organizing activities for the family, such as going on a group hike, joining a family- friendly marathon, playing Frisbee on the lawn, or organizing fun family games.