Over the course of the past year, you’ve probably spent more time at home with your family than ever before. While quality time with the people you love (and live with) is always important, it’s likely that you’re in search of a change from your normal routine and some fresh ideas to spice up nights in together.
Here are five fun and cost-effective ideas to try out during your next family night!
DO A FAMILY WORKOUT
While a movie night on the couch is never a bad idea, it’s also fun to get active as a family from time to time! At-home workouts have become all the rage this year, and they don’t have to involve a lot of fancy equipment.
In fact, simple activities like going for a walk around the neighborhood or having a dance party are great ways to get out some energy as a family and don’t require much time or effort. You could also head to YouTube for fun workouts that the whole family will love like toddler yoga!
TRY OUT A NEW RECIPE
Tired of the same old dinner options? Grab a cookbook and try out something different!
You could get adventurous and make some new foods from around the world or teach your kids how to master an old family recipe.
If you’ve been missing your favorite cheeseburger or ice cream from a restaurant, try to recreate them on your own by firing up the grill or making homemade ice cream. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong when food is involved!
LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
Nothing helps a family bond more than learning a new skill together, so why not spend your next family night learning a new language?
There are tons of apps out there to help you get started like Duolingo which is ideal to use for all age levels. To make it even more fun, try watching your favorite family movie on Netflix with subtitles in a different language!
BUILD A FORT
Make your next movie night in the living room even better by building a fort that’s big enough for the whole family!
Especially if you find yourselves missing all the fun of camping during the winter months, this is an easy way to bring camping to you.
SET UP A SCAVENGER HUNT
Make the night fun for the kids by setting up an at-home scavenger hunt to get them moving!
This doesn’t have to be an expensive activity, and you can use different items you already have in your house to make this work. You could even take it a little further by adding in a few rewards like candy or a new toy!
Take advantage of your time at home together by switching up your nightly routine to keep things fun and exciting. Family bonding activities don’t have to require a lot of planning or money, just a little bit of creativity!
What are YOUR favorite family night activities?