Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Five of my Favorite Family Time Ideas

We are a big family so we cherish our family time together!  Here our five of my favorites!

We absolutely love family game night! ~ I like to occasionally surprise my kids with a new game that we all can play and put it on the dining room table before dinner so they all see it! We can discuss it and get excited about when we're all gonna get together to play it!

Going to the the park near our home is another great family time! ~ We are fortunate to have a park within walking distance! We will take a stroll over there in the evening and have a little nature walk through and along the creek.  We love to discover all the little critters in the water.

Camping is also one of our family favorites! ~ Even the older children have to go and do end up enjoying it! It is a lot of fun around the camp fire.  We love to roast marshmallows and play telephone... where everyone is in a circle and the first person starts off with saying a funny statement or joke... then it goes around the circle from one person to another... by the time it gets to the end it is VERY SILLY!

Family movie night! ~  It's a great way to get everyone together!  We try to pick a movie all can watch.  Then we make sure we have some popcorn and family favorite candy! Fun had by all and a little quiet for the mommy and daddy while the kids are enjoying the movie!

My children love to build things with their hands. ~ We love to play with homemade playdoh.  Do puzzles and play with LEGO'S! Lego's have been a big part of our family since my oldest son was about 4 years old, he is now 17.  He was amazing with what he could create with them!  Now, my youngest is 4 and is starting to get into them, the older kids like to play along and build cool things with him.  It is always fun to get a new box of LEGO'S and see what the final build looks like! What a great accomplishment!

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9 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

Linked here from Lisa's blog. My blog is Family Fountain and I try to write about family oriented ideas, too. These were excellent. Our kids are about all grown now, but we followed man of these as they were growing up and they were very good for building a bond and closeness. Great ideas.

Warren Baldwin said...

Thanks for the follow on Family Fountain. If you check your image on the follow gadget, you'll notice that there is not a link for someone to link back to your blog. Some people don't want the link for privacy purposes. But, if you want to promote your blog, you can open the image and go to 'settings' and have you blog address added.
wb

Jaime ~ The Etsy Shop Spotlight said...

WE LOVE family movie night! It's a tradition we started about 3 years ago and we have never missed a Friday Family Movie Night since! It's so important to do things as a family, to have traditions and something the kids and can count on and look forward to.

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MICHELL said...

HI! Great post! Family time is so important...Thanks for stopping by Girl In Air....I'm your newest follower...
PS.. We adopted our dog Harley so he came with the name:) And yes we went to Sturgis a few weeks back but for a friends wedding...NO bikes for this BIG fraidy cat...LOL Stugis was something to see and camping in Buffalo Chip with the only baby was an experience for sure:-)

Witchy Crazy Mommy said...

We love movie nights too! Great post, low cost ideas with big,big fun factor!

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Casey Martinez said...

I look forward to when my kids (currently only have one infant:) are older and we can have family activity nights like movie nights, game nights etc. I think that's awesome!!

Karyn said...

Even though my kids are now 19 & 17 years old, we still play family games of Scrabble and Boogle! Great list of family activities.

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