With everyone rushing from work to sports and other activities, having a weekly family night is a great way to stay connected and have fun. Ideas for your own special family night can include board games, cooking together, arts and crafts, and outdoor games. Watching movies is another great addition; choose movies you loved as a child and impart some history along with the fun.
Fun & Games
Most people spend so much time looking at a computer screen that they forget how much fun it can be to play board games and explore other activities as a family away from technology. Classic board games can be fun, but it’s also a great idea to let your kids introduce you to their favorite new board games or video games so that you can learn more about what interests them and how to help them thrive. If you don’t have the setup for family night, consider creating it by exploring local San Diego furniture stores for a piece of furniture that is big enough for everyone in the family to play together. The investment can be returned to you tenfold by allowing you and your family a chance to truly connect.
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When the weather is cold and dreary, curling up on sofa sleepers in San Diego and watching movies is another fun way to spend the afternoon. Some families choose a series of movies to watch as a marathon, while others let each family member choose a movie they love. If your kids tend to watch the same movies over and over, try introducing them to movies that you loved when you were close to their ages to offer them an expanded view, and also allow you to bask in a bit of nostalgia.
Cooking together can be another excellent way to bond as a family, especially if you’re teaching your kids how to cook from the same recipes that you used when you were a kid. Make sure that you have everything you need before family night so that nobody has to waste time running to the store for that last-minute item. Let your kids do as much of the work as they are capable of doing. This can help them learn new skills and also experience a sense of pride in helping create something delicious.
A Change of Scenery
When the weather is warm and sunny, you can take family night outside. Gather a few basic supplies such as several types of balls and hula hoops or roller skates. Try setting up a relay race or a game of tag or hide and seek. You can barbecue dinner on the grill or pack a simple picnic to eat outdoors. After spending several hours running around outside, your San Diego bedroom furniture will be well-received as you and your little ones get a chance to tucker yourselves out and sleep soundly.