As the saying goes, ‘family is not important, it’s everything,’ but let’s be honest, even with a global pandemic “quality” family time is not always easy to come by. Sure, we’re often stuck in the same house together, but a lot of us are struggling to find the motivation to anything, let alone come up with fun family activities everyone can enjoy. So the chorus of “I’m bored” and “what should we do” feels like a broken record with end. Finding ways to spend quality time together that doesn’t feel forced is a growing challenge.
Well, there is no time like the present to break those patterns and to get started with some new and simple family activities to kick the boredom.
To start you off, we’ve compiled these exciting 17 at-home family activities:
1. Dance and Sing
Something as simple as dancing and singing with your family can improve your mood, fitness, and flexibility. Do some solo karaoke or belt out some verses along with your favorite music.
2. Learn to Play Some Instruments
Learning to play musical instruments brings a sense of satisfaction while spending time at home. It’s a wonderful hobby whenever you are bored.
Do some stretching exercises with your loved ones when you feel tired and bored. It relaxes your muscles and boosts your energy levels. Additionally, it makes you feel relaxed and more focused.
4. Draw Something
Regardless of how talented you are, get some pen and ink and do some artistic work. Get everyone to try to draw the family dog, or their favorite place. It’s one of the easiest family activities to jump in and get started with.
5. Play Some Board Games
Stop online games and engage in some family activities like board games. By playing together, you eliminate stress and boost brain functionality.
6. Try Some Smoothie Recipes
Smoothies are easy to make, and even your kids will love helping you out due to the sweet taste. Better yet, they are healthy since they contain fruits, vegetables, among other nutritious ingredients.
7. Teach Your Pets Some Tricks
If you have pets at home, everyone likes getting around them. Teaching them some tricks will also help eliminate some boredom.
8. Play Hide And Seek
Hide and seek is a classic fun game that will involve everyone. It may be an opportunity to discover the best hiding places in the house.
9. Do Some Yoga
Yoga brings a lot of peace to calm your day, and it’s more entertaining when done with others. Family Yoga enhances flexibility and coordination as your kids learn early healthy habits.
10. Make a Bird Feeder
Get some old pots of containers and make some DIY bird feeders. Alternatively, you can buy one and paint it. It will attract lots of bird species which you can watch when bored.
11. Get Gardening
Plant flowers in your yard together with your kids. It’s refreshing to spend time outdoors, and the kids will love getting messy.
12. Take Pictures
As you indulge in fun family activities, remember to take pictures to capture the moments. Once done, print them and let the kids help you put them together in an album or scrapbook.
13. Have a Scavenger Hunt
Make a list of household items in your house and see who will be the first to get a majority of them.
14. Make a Race Track
You can lie on the floor with an arm outstretched and one knee up. Let your kids set up a car or train track around you.
15. Cook Together
Start engaging your kids in preparing meals as it introduces them to healthy eating and makes cooking a bonding experience.
16. Set up Indoor Basketball
With a rolled-up sock and a bucket, you can set up the indoor basketball game. Let everyone take turns throwing the light ball in the bucket. With every score, you should take a step back until you miss.
17. Do Some Quick Workouts
With as little as 15 to 30 minutes of your spare time, some quick workouts can make you think more clearly and improve your mood. Besides, it keeps you occupied and has lots of health benefits.
Don’t allow yourself and your loved ones to feel bored and grumpy while indoors. Various fun family activities can bring you together and lift your spirits, as discussed in this piece. By implementing these ideas, everyone will look forward to the next day, and they will feel energized and ready for regular activities.
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Based in Tempe, AZ
I started writing in college and am thankful to have turned it into a growing career. I love to create and share content that hits home for me, and hopefully helps others at home. I’m the proud mom of 2 beautiful boys, and a gorgeous baby girl.
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