EASY IDEAS FOR FAMILY TIME
October 13, 2018
What makes a Sunday so special? Is it the relaxed atmosphere? Is it the fun, family memories that are made? Why do we spend our lives waiting for the weekend to make life’s most precious memories? My challenge to you is about making each day together special. It is about making memories TODAY and not waiting until the weekend to really enjoy being together. But family time doesn’t have to be hard.
Here are some small things that you can do to really live each day of the week, not just the weekends.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT
No time like the present to start this age old tradition. With great old school games like “Don’t Break the Ice” or “Jenga” more affordable than ever, you are sure to find one everybody will love. Board games.
EVERYBODY IS A COOK
Designate a night where each member is responsible for planning and carrying out one part of the meal. These jobs can be age specific and can include everything from appetizers to desserts and decorations. Also, don’t forget to pull that fine china out of the closet! Every day is a gift from God, don’t be afraid to celebrate it!
Use markers, playdoh
, paints, Legos, you name it. Anything goes on Create-A-Thing night!
Divide off into pairs or trios and see who can come up with the best (wackiest!) talent in town.
30 MINUTES TO FIT
Take turns each week leading something active: indoor bowling, dance party, yoga, scavenger hunt. Be creative, anything that involves movement is good!
You don’t have to go crazy with these. They don’t require extra planning or anything extra that you don’t already have lying around. The important thing to remember is to take some time every day to put aside the electronics, homework, and extracurricular activities to build those family bonds that will last a lifetime. Don’t wait for the weekends!
Give it a try and I promise your family will make memories to last a lifetime.
“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you.
I swear it.”
––Defiance by C.J. Redwine
“I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent
together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.”
––Boundless by Cynthia Hand
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
––Across the Universe by Beth Revis
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a
responsibility toward that love.”
––Every Day by David Levithan
“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
––The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable,
and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and
I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
––The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do,
right this second.”
––Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
“Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.”
––Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
“I am catastrophically in love with you.”
––Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t
something about you at all. It was just you.”
––Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire