Family fun night with no TV allowed is about actually doing things together. Sure, relaxing and watching a movie together might be a nice mellow thing to do sometimes, but let’s not forget that there is life outside of that little box. Use these suggestions to get the creative juices of you can your family flowing!
Have a Holiday Craft Night! Whether you want to save money in gifts or ornaments or if you just want to have something a little more personal for the holidays, hosting a family holiday craft night is a great way to get the family together and be productive. It also gives family members a chance to be creative and express themselves.
Play games. Remember all those board games tucked away in the closet? Drag them out. Dust them off and actually play them! Since children are so used to technology being the main tool for entertainment, why not move even further away from that and give your kids a taste of life without technology in general. Use candles for lighting as you play your board games. You might even want to take it one step further and have an indoor camp out.
Host a karaoke night. It doesn’t matter who can sing and who can’t. I mean, if it doesn’t matter in public, why should it matter in your own home? You might even want to make it a bit competitive by hosting an ‘American Idol’ style karaoke night.
Enjoy a good workout. Maybe you don’t think that working out with the family should be a part of family fun night. Maybe you just don’t see the fun in that. Well, if everyone gets to pick an exercise, you might be a bit surprised by how many giggles you get. Ever think you were going to see your husband do yoga or your teenage girl do the “duck dance”? This family event will be more fun than you think!
Play with your food. Why not get the family together and do something fun with food. You can have a family cook-off, learn new ways to cook foods, experiment with different ethnic foods or maybe just do some dehydrating for decorative or storage purposes. Give everyone a task to complete so that each person has a part in the project.
Embrace the artist within. Sometimes it’s hard to start a new form of art. Maybe you just need the right encouragement and a few hints. Why not have a family fun night that involves trying different forms of art? For instance, you might try sculpting one week and painting the next. You never know, you might uncover the next generation’s greatest artist using this theme for family fun night!
It’s just too easy to sit down and watch TV all the time. There is so much more that families can do together. In fact, the more you get up and do things together, the closer you get and the more you want to do things together!