During the holidays when schools are closed and everyone is at home, it is undoubtedly a fantastic time for family activities. The idea of a crazy family reunion, a get-together, barbequing or playing cards is what many undoubtedly derive pleasure from. Yes – the holiday is a favourite owing to the pleasant weather and the carefree nature of everyone involved.
There are a lot of family bonding activities that can foster closeness and unity. Some of these can be done with close family members and lighten the mood while allowing everyone to catch up with each other. Most of them can be done over a weekend, maybe indoors or out at a family excursion.
If you would like to plan a memorable family bonding event, here are some fun bonding ideas for your entire family.
Egg and Spoon Race
If you’ve never known this remarkably messy and exhilarating game, you should try it. The whole family is divided into groups, and each team selects a representative who of will take the pitch for the race. Whoever doesn’t drop the egg and runs to the finishing line first wins!
Bringing together every member of your extended family, the Egg and Spoon Race is worth every moment spent playing it. However, a few obstacles on the course can add further to the thrill and fun of running around with an egg.
Beat the ticking clock to break out of a locked room. The objective when playing an escape room game is simple; you have an hour to work together with your family members to crack codes and solve puzzles to break out. Your team will need to look keenly at your surroundings, communicate possible ideas, and think critically to escape.
This game will be loved your entire family. After the whole group assembles, let the group leader split the family into different age groups. Every team will be needed to appoint a participant who will then wear a burlap sack. Racing with the sack on is the name of the game and whoever makes it to the finishing line first wins!
Fun Family Interviews
Older members of your extended family, including your great aunts and uncles, and grandparents often have fascinating stories about their experiences and adventures while growing up. In the past, they would assemble their families and explain their tales amidst the fun. Today, you can make it a bit more exciting by using a digital camera as a way of recording the stories, voices, and expressions of the narrator.
It doesn’t have to be a tale that is told at night or in the evening to be interesting. You can buy your kids a camera and ask them to behave like a journalist and interview whoever they would love to at that family gathering. It is beautiful since it makes everyone happy and relaxed!
Family camping doesn’t have to be at a faraway location, perhaps in the woods, to be fun and enjoyable. Camping for a night in your backyard or at the beach can be just as eventful if you decide to do it as a family.