Let’s face it, getting out of a summer routine and transitioning back to work, school, etc. can be tough. Ease the transition with some fun for the whole family in the comfort of your own Neal home. No need to plan ahead or wait for the weekend on these activities. These ideas will keep the summer spirit running through the rest of the year.
Pop some popcorn, slide into your PJ’s and wind down for a good old fashioned movie night. This is a near effortless way to get the whole family together for some quality time. Get creative with snacks, dim the lights and pull out all the pillows and blankets. Look through this list of classic family friendly movies in case you’re needing some inspiration on what to watch.
Go out on a drive through the neighborhood as a family and get yourselves a sweet treat. Head to a local diner or drive through and get your milkshakes to go. Venture through your neighborhood and play some tunes or a game of I Spy. Smaller in the moment activities can leave just as significant of an impact on your children as the bigger ones.
Nose Dive, Stack Attack and Cookie Face are some classic Minute to Win It games that encourage friendly competition. These games are equally fun to play as they are to watch and can be done with items that you probably already have lying around in your home. It involves very little prep time and it will quickly become a favorite activity of your family’s if you haven’t played before.
If you don’t already own this game, you’re missing out! Get ready to be doubled over with laughter with this mouthpiece challenge game. The Speak Out game brings loads of fun as players try to say different phrases while wearing a mouthpiece. This is more age appropriate for teens than younger children but can be enjoyed among their friends as well as yours.
Enjoy a night in with your family making a home cooked meal from scratch. A fun dinner that gets everyone involved in the kitchen is pasta. It’s made with simple ingredients, is easy to make and can be customized to your family’s liking with any variety of sauces, cheeses, vegetables, etc. Find steps in the recipe that your kids can help out with such as kneading the dough. Not only is it fun to make but delicious to enjoy at the dinner table with one another.
These near effortless activities will be sure to bring your family closer together and will hopefully evolve into a tradition everyone will look forward to for years to come.