By Juli Miller
Getting up early in the morning, getting the kids ready for kindergarten or school, work, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. How tired you get from these daily problems and worries. When you come back from work, you don’t want to do anything, just to be in silence. But everything changes when the long-awaited weekend full of positive plans and opportunities comes. Well, what is there to come up with so that all the loved ones get the most out of this weekend of pleasant emotions?
Of course, each family has its own traditions of weekend pastime. One family ends up cleaning the apartment, the other – with visits to grandparents. Or maybe it’s time to break these stereotypical traditions and have a fun and exciting weekend for everyone? But how can this be done? In this article, we’ll take a look at some fun recreational ideas for the whole family.
Take a camping trip
Even a short but adventurous trip with the family to the countryside is guaranteed to fill your life with fun memories. Plan your own route so that it is suitable for all family members (including the youngest).
You can take the first part of the road in a vehicle and the other part on foot. Grab a map, compass, and camera – it’s much more fun that way.
Organize a grand feast
Family dinners can be spiced up with creative food and table setting ideas. Think of a theme for the evening and ask your family members to dress up as pirates or evil spirits.
It’s important that everyone participate in preparing for the event, otherwise all moms will remember is the piles of dishes and the day at the stove.
Organize a family photo shoot
At least once a year, organize a photo shoot with the participation of all family members, it’s a wonderful way to have fun and a memory to last a lifetime. This way, mom and dad will see how fast their children grew up during the year and how they themselves have changed. And the pictures will become the main decoration of your home.
Build a fortress out of furniture and blankets. Kids love it. Use their imagination, make a castle with several rooms. Make the familiar interior look brighter.
Going to an interesting premiere at a movie theater with the whole family is perfect for bad weather. If you don’t have that option, a family weekend can be arranged with watching hilarious comedies at home.
You can go even further and set up a movie theater in your own backyard, prepare snacks, cozy chairs and enjoy an outdoor movie night with the whole family. Such an evening for sure all will remember for a long time!
For girls: Mom and daughter can paint each other’s nails, do makeup, hairstyles, change their closet, thus completely transforming themselves into someone new. Any girl will love the opportunity to become prettier or make her mother even prettier.
For boys: The father can teach his son how to make something, repair with his own hands or teach him how to drive, how to build a car. Boys enjoy spending time with their father in this way.
If you have a cottage or backyard, you can all do gardening together and plant new rose bushes or plant a fruit tree. Paint pots together with the children, decorate the bed with stones or shells, and come up with unusual plant decorations.
Have an evening of board games
Play Monopoly or Munchkin. Prepare tasty treats for the games. You can also think of fun prize ideas for the winners.
Organize a health day
Start the day with a morning workout, give up junk food for a day, visit the pool with the family, or rent bikes. And at the end of the day take an evening walk.
Children love it when they have guests over. So it’s a good idea to organize a theme party or even arrange a home performance. Do not forget to prepare a tasty treat for the kids and take pictures. Then you’ll enjoy revisiting them with the whole family.
Creativity with your family
Make something for the house with your own hands. Having got out on Saturday in the nature, collect beautiful leaves, interesting twigs, acorns. When you come home, dry it all, and come up with an idea for a home panel or collage, paintings. Collaborative creativity is very exciting, especially if each member of the family is given a job for which he will be responsible.
After the work on the picture or panel is done, you can put or hang the composition in a prominent place in the living room or hallway, bringing a breath of fall into the interior of the house
A relaxing and educational vacation
For this kind of rest, you can visit a planetarium. Dive into astronomy will be interesting for both child and adult: constellations, distant planets, the solar system.
A theater, a museum will also be suitable for a relaxing, and most importantly informative vacation.
Competitions are a great idea for a weekend get-together with the children. Bet on who can assemble toys, make the bed, draw their family, find a hidden treasure. The themes of the competition can be very different, so use your imagination. Think of a prize for the winner. The main thing that the loser kid did not remain offended. Family contests are not only fun, they also develop different skills that will be useful to the child in the future to achieve the goal.
Volunteer as much as you can at organizations aimed at helping other families. Donate your time to worthy organizations, so you can have fun, bond more, and learn new things for yourself.
In order to have an interesting time with the family, does not necessarily need a large budget. The main thing for a holiday is communication. Because of the constant fuss of everyday life, we just forgot to communicate, and this is important, especially in a family where children are growing up. That weekend we can be closer to each other, enjoy the company of the closest people on earth who, like you, need attention and understanding. It’s up to you to choose what kind of holiday you like!