Every family is unique and will have its own preferences about how to spend quality time together.
With everyone being stuck at home, we know sometimes family can drive us up the wall. And probably by now, you would have run out of things to do. So we made a list of some fun things that you can try at home during this MCO3 with your family!
Do you like watching cooking shows? You might have seen shows where the chefs are divided into teams. These teammates work together to create magical dishes. You can bring the same creativity and enthusiasm into your kitchen. Cooking together is an exciting activity that brings family members closer together. You can have fun and create finger-licking-good dishes at the same time.
Since you are cooking together, you can easily split up the work. And if you are uncertain about what to cook, you can try out any new recipe you learn while watching a show or reading a cookbook. Or you can prepare your family’s favourite meal using the recipe you found in your grandma’s old chest. Whatever dish you choose to create, don’t forget to have a lot of fun in the process and fill the kitchen with laughter.
Play a Board Game
Board games are designed for multiple players. Even if you are playing a simple game, it will be better enjoyed if you have more than two people playing. Luckily, almost everyone loves playing board games, and there is nothing as fun as playing a game with your family.
You can make the game even more exciting by having a reward for the winner. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a material reward. For example, the person who wins the game could be exempted from their daily chores for a day or two. Since the stakes are high, your family members will participate more enthusiastically.
Declutter the House
Every house is home to random junk that is not sorted out because of lack of time. At first, the idea of decluttering your house as a family activity might seem less fun than other ideas. Still, if you do it wholeheartedly, you will not only have a lot of fun but also enjoy some emotional moments with your family.
Decluttering your house means going through all the stuff that you don’t use anymore. This means that you will have to go through the old toys you had when your children were small, the DVDs that you used to watch on movie night, and maybe even the personal belongings of family members who are no longer with you. This will lead to lots of emotion and nostalgia, which is always great for bringing people together.
Have an Indoor Picnic
You want to enjoy a small picnic with your family, but neither the weather nor the MCO is allowing you to go out and enjoy a nearby park.
How about having a picnic indoors? Instead of having smores, you can have ice cream sandwiches made in your very own kitchen. The best part is that you don’t have to wait for a long weekend for this picnic, as you can have it at any time you want.
Video Chat with a Family Member
Many families have family members who have gone abroad for studies or a job in today’s global age. And almost all of them have video chats with their families no matter how far or near they are.
Because of the different daily schedules, it can be difficult for all family members to gather around the laptop and talk. Still, you can decide on a specific day to talk to your loved one. Clear your schedule, ignore the time, and gather around the webcam to talk as a family.
Make a Family Vision Board
Vision boards are an excellent tool for getting clear about and manifesting your goals in life. So why not dream big as a family? Discuss what purposes you’d like to achieve as a collective unit and list down all the ideas. If there are little kids in the family, you can assist them in formulating their goals.
Then get a sturdy board, some old magazines, scissors, glue, and other decorations. Cut out words and pictures representing your goals, and paste them to the vision board in whatever form you want. The Internet is also a good source of printable materials for your board. Once you are done, display the board to see it constantly to keep your family goals in mind.