Bring out the fun and strike out the boredom because the social distancing and lockdown has its upsides for staying indoors, too, like fun family activities at home to share and rekindle! When you are done with Netflix, there’s loads more to do!
Remember your good old playing cards? Parents, it’s your time to shine and teach the youngin’s the card games you used to play!
Back then, Chikicha, Tong-its, ‘Unggoy-Unggoy’, Kargaburo (I just googled the right version of it since I grew up saying ‘carga de boro’ haha) and Pusoy Dos were familiar to me. Brush up again on these and get playing with the fam! Ooh, don’t forget Solitaire, too!
- Game of Life
- Millionaire’s Game
- Snakes and ladders
- Pair 2 using playing cards
- Puzzle games
- Connect 4
- Inlcude your legos hahaa
After making sure your children have done their homework, distance learning materials and other schoolwork, reward your gamers with their screen time because those good bois and girls have two (2) things you should be proud of:
- Compliance to social distancing (they were rocking this even before implementation)
- You know they are safe and you can keep an eye on them at home
Activities with the Family
Fun family activities at home can range from things you can do while sitting down together to baking stuff in the kitchen, flop or not, what matters is how the time spent together.
Learn New Skills
No one is ever too old to learn a new skill or two like how to solve this tricky cube because my husband learned how to figure this out by watching and reading ‘how-to’s’ at the age of 36! I have only learned to solve the white side and the first line. The end. Boop.
Doing fun family activities at home need not be expensive since you can include rearranging rooms for a new look. Try repurposing boxes and storage containers for other things that can be put away or decorate them as a functional accessory. The walls can also benefit from a little home improvement since it makes them look more lively with some cleaning or a little new décor hung in place.
Children treasure times you spend with them, so indulge them through play pretend! Be their customer, their student, their client, their YouTube viewer or anyone they need you to be for that moment. These times may never happen so often again, who knows, you may need that break more than your child.
Have Meals Together
Most of all, enjoying simple family meals together that have been prepared and shared by family members makes meals more memorable that help fortify your bonds as a family.
You can even get more creative with your own fun family activities at home since these are just some of the activities that we have enjoyed together as a family.
Remember, staying at home for the lockdown and observing social distancing is for everyone’s benefit which is not all too bad. It’s totally cool to make use of this time to be with your loved ones as you all keep safe and healthy!
Which activities will your family enjoy best? 🙂