The hectic lifestyles we lead these days, simply eats away our family time. While the parents are busy working and managing the house, the kids are busy with school work, etc. Planning a family night, has become a necessity today. It’s a day when family members make sure they find time to spend as a family. To make the night interesting, games and different activities can be incorporated. Let’s take a look at the different ways one can spend a family night. Dinner Time = Fun Time The family dinner can be a lovely place to start. Prepare a lovely, exotic meal, preferably a cuisine you’ve never tried before. To make things even more interesting, make little costumes for the kids, and ask them to come dressed for dinner. Read about the history of the cuisine, and some fun facts about it, and share the information over dinner. This will even help improve their general knowledge. Game Fun There are scores of different board games you can play as a family. While Scrabble helps build vocabulary, Pictionary helps improve creativity. Uno is also a fun card game that your family can play. Remember, games help increase interaction, and even help break the ice. It also builds team spirit among the siblings. Moreover, children learn to embrace failure and success better. Games needn’t be confined to board games, but can involve role plays, treasure hunt, memory games, etc. Hobby Time Fun Share hobbies like listening to music, reading, dancing, or even carry out some craft activity together. Build something, cook something, paint something… anything that your family will enjoy doing. Explore different hobbies and find out how you guys fare. The same old hobbies can get dull and boring, so make sure you look for hobbies that your family has never tried before. Outdoor Trip Fun Children love the outdoors, so give them what they want. Pack dinner in a lovely picnic basket, and go for a drive. Depending on where you live, take them to the beach, lake, etc., and have your dinner there. You could also catch a burger, and watch some animated movie in a drive-in. There are umpteen things you can do with your family, and the list will stop when you stop taking the initiative. No more excuses about time, fatigue, or money. If there’s a will, there’s a way! Enjoy this time you have with your family.

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For people who live in cold countries where there is abundant snowfall during the winter months, building a snowman is a good pastime. Although snow restricts our options of moving around, it is the same snow that we can use to build a snowman in our yard.

Factors to Consider

The first and foremost aspect to consider for those who want to build a snowman is to make sure that the snow is of the right kind. It should be wet enough so that it can be easily packed. Test this by taking some snow in hand and making a ball out of it. The ball must stay together and not crumble easily.

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Family Fun Night Ideas for a Perfect Clan Bonding

Posted on December 30, 2016 By

The hectic lifestyles we lead these days, simply eats away our family time. While the parents are busy working and managing the house, the kids are busy with school work, etc. Planning a family night, has become a necessity today. It’s a day when family members make sure they find time to spend as a family. To make the night interesting, games and different activities can be incorporated. Let’s take a look at the different ways one can spend a family night.

Dinner Time = Fun Time
The family dinner can be a lovely place to start. Prepare a lovely, exotic meal, preferably a cuisine you’ve never tried before. To make things even more interesting, make little costumes for the kids, and ask them to come dressed for dinner. Read about the history of the cuisine, and some fun facts about it, and share the information over dinner. This will even help improve their general knowledge.

Game Fun
There are scores of different board games you can play as a family. While Scrabble helps build vocabulary, Pictionary helps improve creativity. Uno is also a fun card game that your family can play. Remember, games help increase interaction, and even help break the ice. It also builds team spirit among the siblings. Moreover, children learn to embrace failure and success better. Games needn’t be confined to board games, but can involve role plays, treasure hunt, memory games, etc.

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Family Night Activities to Bust Your Stress

Posted on December 18, 2016 By

An upcoming family night mustn’t be dreaded; moments spent with loved ones should be enjoyed and embraced―they will not be around forever, after all. To make things interesting, have one person of the family come up with the plans for family night, where everyone can throw in their two cents about how to make it even more lively and memorable. Give everyone a chance to take part in the planning; it encourages loved ones to take such a thing seriously, exercising the importance of quality time.

Fun with Cooking

This may sound like something that’s been tried and tested, repeatedly, but we cannot help but acknowledge how healthy it is to come together and have a little fun in the kitchen. What better place to do something worthwhile, where the whole family gets to relish the dishes prepared by each one’s loving hands? Choose a three-course meal to prepare, designating everyone with a preparation task―slicing and dicing veggies, boiling spaghetti, preheating oven, kneading dough, shredding chicken, and the like. Exchange updates about the week gone by or decide which movie to watch once dinner’s ready.

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Wiffle Ball: The Perfect Summertime Family Fun Game You’ll Love

Posted on December 16, 2016 By

When getting together with family and trying to come up with a game that everyone can play―including children, the elderly, mom, dad, and all the aunts and uncles that may be present―there may be no better game than Wiffle Ball. As a scaled-down and safer version of baseball and softball, Wiffle Ball removes the danger of hardballs and the intense running that is associated with baseball. This makes it perfect for older players and children alike, and creates a game that can be enjoyed by the entire family or in limited spaces.

While the term ‘Wiffle Ball’ is used generically to refer to a baseball-like game that uses a plastic bat and a plastic ball with holes, the game is actually the creation of a company called ‘The Wiffle Ball Inc.’, based in Connecticut. For those who absolutely must play games ‘by the rules’, checking out the company’s official website will lead to opportunities to learn the ‘official’ rules of Wiffle Ball and to buy merchandise, including the trademark skinny plastic bat and Wiffle balls. For those with a looser interpretation of things, playing Wiffle Ball is as simple as grabbing a plastic bat or broom handle, a plastic ball, and making up some rules that will be adhered to for that particular game.

Part of the beauty of Wiffle Ball, in fact, is the spontaneity. In the course of Wiffle Ball history, statements like “if you hit that red car over there, it’s a home run, but the tree over there is a ground-rule double, and that stump over there is a foul ball”, are the norm rather than the exception. The beauty of the game, in addition to being suitable for people of any age and playable in any setting, is that the rules can be defined loosely and according to what playing area is available. While I would encourage anyone playing Wiffle Ball to make up as many of their own rules as possible, here are some tips that cam get you started:

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Fun Things to Do With Your Family to Spend Time With Your Loved Ones

Posted on December 14, 2016 By

The memories that you make while spending time with your entire family are beautiful keepsakes that you will treasure for a lifetime. So, arrange a picnic, organize movie nights, go for a drive, cook together, and do something that will bring out the happy in everyone. A family that has fun together, stays together. This may also bring the family members emotionally close to each other.

Organize a Singing Competition
You can make two teams, each having equal number of participants. Give a chance to the kids and younger children to participate and showcase their singing skills. Appoint one family member as the referee who notes down the points earned by each group and ensures that the rules are being followed. One member of a team starts a song and any one of the other team has to start singing a song starting from the last word of the song that was sung by the first team. If the song is sung correctly, then the team earns points and in case the team fails to sing, then points are deducted. Appoint one member of each team as the leader or the captain who decides the strategies. Give away handsome prizes to the team that wins the competition.

Go to Your Favorite Vacation Spot
The best way to spend quality time with your family members is to plan a family vacation to the place which you all love. Youngsters can take the initiative to make travel and stay arrangements. Once you reach the vacation spot, you can travel to beautiful and exotic locations, click photographs, play your favorite outdoor and indoor sports, go for a swim, eat at fine restaurants and shop at the most happening places in the city. Engaging in all these activities with your beloved family members would be a great idea.

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