Kids love your undivided attention – and daily life sometime doesn’t allow for as much as we’d like to give them. Planning a family night can be a great way to reconnect in the midst of busy schedules, work, school and after-school activities. It’s fun to change up your family nights, doing something different to keep it interesting.
5 Ideas for a Fun Family Night
Interactive Movie Night
Choose a movie that your family can get into – either with dress-up or maybe a ‘drive-in’ style with cardboard boxes, popcorn and talking allowed! This tends to be most fun with younger children.
Backyard Campout Night
This is one of my family’s favorites. Light the firepit, make s’mores, use flashlights and tell spooky stories. During good weather months, pop the tent and sleep outside in sleeping bags.
Volunteer locally as a family. Take a cue from your children’s interests. If your child loves animals – volunteer at a shelter or rescue organization. Does your child love to help you cook? There are many organizations that often need volunteers to make hot meals or help with serving.
Plan a fun scavenger hunt around the house – inside or outside. It gets the kids moving and working cooperatively!
Choose a theme for dinner and let the kids plan the menu, decor and games.
This one is pretty self-explanatory, except for finding the perfect game that will keep everyone engaged. When it comes to the perfect game, try out something new and fun like Hedbanz™ Electronic. This game is a fast-paced, team based electronic version of the quick-question game of “What Am I?”
Players pick a partner, put on a headband and grab a card. Players wear a “picture card” in their headband, and then quickly ask questions to figure out what they are. For example: “Am I food?” “Am I a vegetable?” “Am I ketchup?”
The game unit’s “Electronic Host” determines which game mode they’ll play in that round: Ask It, Do It, or Describe It. The Host also directs the game, tracks time and keeps score.
What are some of your favorite things to do for family night? Add your ideas in the comments!
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