Looking for ways for more family time?
If you have children and teens with cellphones, you know just how hard it can be to bring everyone together at the same time with their phones off.
What’s more, finding activities the whole family will enjoy can be hard, too.
No worries! We’ve got five new ideas for distraction-free family time that are sure crowd pleasers!
#1: Try a New Hobby
It can be scary to try a new hobby, so do it together as a family. It’s so fun to learn something new together. You create a shared experience without any expectations because it’s a new activity for everyone!
Consider a new hobby like baking, painting, cooking, crafting, mini golf, or even karaoke! There are so many possibilities out there. Search for family activities and find one that’s new to everyone and give it a try.
#2: Play Yard Games
Spending time outside is good for everyone. It’s refreshing and invigorating being in nature. Not only will you enjoy the benefits of fresh air, but you can incorporate a little exercise into the fun family outing as well.
Bring out some of your family’s favorite yard games. Consider games like:
- Ladder Ball
- Bocce Ball
- Giant Jenga
- Create an obstacle course
- Create your own relay race
- Bring out the hula hoops and have a contest set to your family’s favorite playlist
Get creative! You can also search Pinterest for some outside game ideas!
#3: Bring Out the Card/Board Games
Card games and board games are family favorites, and they’re great for kids of all ages! If your older children want to play a game like Monopoly, have them partner up with their younger siblings.
Everyone can play games like Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Chutes and Ladders, and more.
Teach your kids a new card game like the ones your grandparents taught you!
If you don’t have any games on hand, you can always purchase them from a store, or you can shop neighborhood garage sales.
Do alternate and let each of your kids pick a game so no one feels left out!
#4: Have a Neighborhood Adventure
When was the last time your family took a walk in the neighborhood? It can be super fun to walk around and meet all of your neighbors and their pets.
Take it one step further and create a family scavenger hunt. Get everyone together in groups of two or three and give them a list of things to find in the neighborhood. The first ones home win!
#5: Soak in Your Backyard Spa
Finally, our last new idea for distraction-free family time is an evening soak in your hot tub with your whole family.
First, you can be sure that phones aren’t welcome because your kids won’t want to get them wet.
Next, it’s relaxing and massaging to spend time together in your spa. Put on your favorite playlist, hang some lights on your deck or in the trees, and make some special snacks for after the soak.
Time spent in the hot tub with your family is a great way to reconnect in nature. You can simply sit and enjoy everyone’s company, or you can wait and let your kids start talking. You just might be surprised at how much they open up!
Final Thoughts on Family Time
There’s nothing better than distraction-free family time in the stressful and uber busy world we all live in. Try to do this at least once a week. You will note that your relationships grow stronger and more meaningful!
Don’t have a hot tub? Stop by and talks to us about how great a hot tub can be for spending quality time together!