8 Ways to Keep the Family Entertained at Home
May 1, 2020
With everyone in the household cooped up together for the foreseeable future, it’s easy to run out of things to do… and quickly. It’s time to get creative and make some fun at home for the whole family. Read on for our curated list of 8 ways to keep the family entertained at home. What’s better? You’ll make heartwarming and everlasting memories to last a lifetime!
1. Have a Family Game Night
Get ready for hours of laughter and smiles with a family board game night; the perfect way to unwind after a long day! Plus, it gives everyone something to look forward to! Take turns picking which game to play and fill the rest of the night with adventures, amusement, and great conversations! You can even play a game alone, in case you’re in need of a quiet night to yourself! There’s no wrong way to have fun with games.
Getting bored with the games on your shelf? No problem! Break out the ole’ thinking cap and create your own game or put a unique spin on an old favourite. The possibilities are endless. No matter what, we can all agree that games are a wonderful way to stay busy for hours!
2. Get Crafty
Don’t worry, you don’t have to be super crafty to have fun with arts and crafts. That’s what craft books and the internet are for! There are so many different artistic things to make using random knick-knacks from around the house, which will definitely help tidy up and declutter your home in the process. We call that a win-win situation! So, get those creative minds active and ideas flowing; it’s time to get crafting. P.S. We’d love to see your DIY projects – feel free to comment with your creations below!
3. Cook Meals Together
Many families often incorporate cooking together as their nightly ritual, using this time to bond and communicate. If you don’t currently cook together as a family, you should definitely give it a go! Alongside opening the communication lines more within the family, this is also a great opportunity to teach your kids some important cooking skills that will stick with them forever. It can get messy, but that’s all part of the fun. Keep in mind, it means there are extra hands to help with the dishes after. Not sure what to make? Look for cooking with kids recipes online or pick up a new cookbook and work your way through it as a family! Bon Appétit!
4. Start a New Book or Series
What do we love? Books! So why not take some time during the day to dive into the wondrous adventures of a book. Now is the perfect time to work your way through your thriving TBR list. You could even start a family book club within the comfort of your own home. Pick a book you’re all interested in, read it together or separately, and then discuss it. You can even get other family members involved in your book club thanks to video conferencing! Not only will this promote more reading for the whole family, but you’ll also get to do something you love – talking about books!
5. Learn Together
In the midst of all the play and fun, you can also throw in a little time for learning to keep the family entertained at home. After all, a family that learns together, grows together! Right now, there are so many educational resources available for both kids and adults that learning at home has never been so easy. In addition, now is also a great time to teach and learn more practical skills that can apply to everyday life! However, it doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Make the learning experience a fun one by throwing in some hands-on activities, making a game out of world facts, or even by intertwining technology into your lessons! Make the best of it and learn something new together in the process.
6. Let Your Imagination Go Wild
Set your inner child free or see what kind of wacky ideas the little ones come up with. Build a fort? YES! Have a scavenger hunt around the house? Absolutely! Become superheroes? But, of course! You could even go on a space adventure around the galaxy in your crafty cardboard rocket ship! When it comes to using your imagination, the possibilities for fun are endless.
7. Visit the Home Theatre
With so many streaming services available at the touch of a button, there are tons of great movies you can get your hands on. So why not have a daytime matinee? Or even make a movie night out of it?! Not sure what to watch? What about that movie that’s been on your watch list for a while? Or, what about that recent screen adaptation of your favourite book? Still can’t decide? No problem! You could draw a movie at random, put everyone’s options to a vote, or simply take turns picking what movie you’ll be watching. Get your popcorn ready and pick your seats, the movie is about to start.
8. Make a Dent in the Home Projects List
Let’s face it, everyone has that ever-growing list of tasks to get done around the house. With the extra free-time, now is a perfect opportunity to make a dent in that list. Even better, get the whole family involved to lend a hand! Besides, two sets of hands are better than one, and before you know it, that home project list will be complete… at least, that’s the goal!
We know that being stuck at home is challenging and tiresome, but we hope our list of 8 great ways to keep the family entertained at home can help you make it through. Now for the important question: what will you do first?
We hope you and your loved ones stay safe.
Myranda from Book Outlet