Baking is a great way to get the kid’s involved. You can keep it as simple as you like or ramp it up. Why not start out with some cookies or cupcakes and then try out something more tricky. You could even have a bake off and see who in your household is the best baker of all!
Make and Deliver a Care Package
This is a great way to get involved and to make a difference. As a family you can choose or make some things to go into a care package for someone you care about. It could be some art/craft, groceries, chocolates, flowers from your garden, a puzzle or game and anything else you can think of. Why not deliver it as a surprise to a grandparent, friend or even your next door neighbor.
At Home Cinemas
Make your very own cinema at home. Choose a movie before hand and make an evening of it. You can prepare some popcorn and your favorite drinks, have an intermission for dinner or dessert and get the whole family involved.
Why not try something different for dinner. Whether it is Mexican, Chinese, German, you name it! Everywhere around the world has a different cuisine. Prepare a meal together as a family and experience the world from your home.
Dress Up Dinner
Why not have a fancy dress dinner? Get out your finest cutlery and set the table with candles and fancy napkins and treat your family to something special. Everyone can get dressed up, you can put on some music and enjoy one another’s company.
Do a Science Experiment
There are so many things we can learn about the world around us. Why not choose a topic to explore in more details and do a science experiment together.
Create an Outdoor Sanctuary
Create a space outdoors where you can sit out in the sunshine! Even if you have a small garden or just a front porch, find a couple chairs that will be suitable, sweep it down and clear away the leaves and create your own little sun spot for your family to sit and enjoy the outdoors.
Have an at-home spa day. Set up your own salon and soak your hands and feet in some warm water with Epson salts. Give each other manicures and pedicures and top it off with some nail polish. You can even add in a face mask!
Make Some Music
Do you have some musical talents? Or maybe you have some musical instruments that are laying around from way back when. Why not dust them off and have another go at playing them. You never know what kinds of talents you might discover in your very own family.
Making cards is a great way to stay busy and brighten someones day. Get together as a family and write a list of people that you would like to encourage. Then get to work using up all those old bits of craft materials or scrap paper to create something special. You can even cut out pictures from magazines, old cards or wrapping paper to make something new and unique.
Have a Picnic at Home
Having a picnic is a great way to get the family together. Push your furniture out the way and set up in your living room or find a spot outside. Pack your picnic and gather your family round for some quality time!
Look at Old Photos
You know all those photos that you have carefully, or not so carefully, stored up for all those years? Why not bring them out and show them to your kids. They will love to see what they looked like growing up and what YOU looked like growing up. It’s also a great way for you to share with them about their history, upbringing and other relatives.
Make Play Dough
Making your own play dough is a super fun way to keep young kids busy and its easy peasy! Here’s a recipe to get you going:
|250 grams||Plain Flour|
|2 tablespoons||Oil (Cooking)|
|few drops||Food Colouring (Optional)|
Homemade Pizza Night
Noting beats a home-made pizza! Start from scratch or buy your base from you local store and then get your kids to create their own pizza masterpiece.
Yep! This one is a winner. No comments needed. Here’s a fluffy slime recipe to get you started: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/fluffy-slime-recipe/
Read a Book Together
We sometimes forget the simple joys that come with reading a book. Have each member of your family chose a book and then read a little bit of it together each night.
Scrapbooking is a great way to make memories come to life! Get together and decide on a theme for each page and make a scrapbook for your family!
Plant a garden
There is nothing like watching a seedling grow and it is a great way to educate kids and keep them busy at the same time. Go down to your local store and see what kinds of seeds you can find. Do some research about what’s in season and give it a go!
Do Some Exercise
Why not get your own exercise class going. You can download a program or make your own to keep up and about and staying fit and healthy!
Create a Family Video
Why not create your own family video and send it to your family and friends to life their spirits!