Spending time together as a family is part of a healthy family life, but it can be hard to think of new ideas for things to do. The usual dinner at your favorite restaurant or family movie night are great things to do, but it’s nice to try something different once in a while.
Everyone loves a challenge, and activities that engage your brain can keep you all sharp and even teach you new skills. With plenty of fun ways to spend time together as a family, maybe it’s time to try the following family activities that will challenge everyone!
Learning a language
To your kids, learning a language might make them feel like they’re still at school, but there are plenty of benefits of learning a language as a family. One way to sell it is to book a vacation to somewhere that uses another language, like Italy or France and work your way up to being able to use the language before you go. You’ll have far more fun learning together than you would on your own or they have at school, plus you’ll all be able to use your new language skills on vacation.
Breakout rooms are a great way to challenge the family, giving you the opportunity to test your problem-solving skills while having fun. In an Escape Room, you’re locked in a themed room together and given an hour or so that you need to escape by. To escape, you’ll need to solve different puzzles and riddles to unlock different clues needed to get out. It’s a really fun way to challenge each other and work together as a family.
Try a fitness challenge
Staying fit and healthy is important, and if you’re the type of family that usually sits at home watching TV, it’s time to ditch the couch and get moving. A family fitness challenge can be something that you can create, or you could try competing in a local race or charity event. The training will give you the chance to do something together regularly while also benefiting your health.
Teaching your children about giving is important, and by volunteering as a family – you can help to show them that not everyone is fortunate and that we all need to do our part to help. Volunteering will help give them some vital experience that will benefit their future careers, while also teaching them to think of others. It’s a good way to humble them if they’re in a bit of an ‘I want’ phase, and it will do you some good as well to share your time with others.
It’s great to spend time together as a family, and taking part in activities that challenge you all will keep things exciting. Think of things that you can do to get you all out of the house and doing something interesting to stay a well-rounded and interesting family.