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15 Fun Family Activities That May Help Bring Everyone Closer Together

Getting together nowadays is becoming a hard thing to do for most families especially when both parents are working hard to make ends meet. However, no matter how busy you are, you should find some time for your family. Maybe during a short holiday or during weekends, you should look for family activities you can do to bring your family closer. There are so many great family activities to choose from that we've produced a list of 15 to get you started.

1. Cook!

Teach your children how to cook, or acquire a few new tricks yourself. Cooking is primarily enjoyable, but it also provides an opportunity to teach a few healthy habits in your family. Why not try homemade pizza prepared with organic wholemeal flour rather than the more conventional sugary snacks?

2. Go on a picnic.

Do you have a favorite spot in the countryside or an urban park? Prepare a delicious lunch and take it outside for a meal.

3. Go on a treasure hunt

Geocaching is the world's largest treasure hunt. It's a worldwide event in which people hide treasures and leave notes for you to find. You can use the website to look for ones in your area. It is fun and it unites your family. 

4. Go to a museum

Museum visits are both educational and amusing, and they have a way of sticking in your mind, providing many wonderful memories for your children. Search Google to see what's available, or take a day trip further afield to see what's available.

5. Take a hot air balloon ride.

Summer is arrived. It's warm outside. Sunsets are breathtaking, and there are many gorgeous sights to behold. Why not take a hot air balloon ride and make some unforgettable memories?

6. Create your own YouTube channel.

It's simple and free to build a YouTube channel. You can vlog about anything or try something more ambitious, such as making a family video or documenting the antics of a pet. Expect it to be more of a creative outlet and a journal of your life than fame and money.

7. Create a blog

Why not start a family blog and join the global blogging community? Thanks to services like WordPress, you can get started for free. If you're happy with your account, you can pay to upgrade it — an Individual Plan costs $36 per year. Why do you want to start a blog? Blogging can be quite rewarding if you have even a smidgeon of imagination. It's also a terrific way to meet new people from all around the world and keep track of what your family has really been up to. Looking back a couple of years brings back wonderful recollections.

8. Take time to read

It is well known how crucial reading is for children. They will be able to expand their language and learn more about the world as a result of it.

9. Take a road Trip

There are several apps that can inspire a road trip even if you don't know where to go to have fun. Many of these apps, like Waze and Roadtrippers, will provide you with a lot of must-see destinations to notch up. Alternatively, you may take a tour of your neighborhood and become a local expert. No matter where you go, there is always something exciting to do.

10. Be creative

You can get started with some paper, pens, pencils, colored crayons, or paint. It's important to express oneself as a family, but there's more to it than that. Make advantage of YouTube videos for helpful ideas on how to get started and have fun with this. 

11. Do some volunteer work

Look around your neighborhood for locations where you can volunteer. Animal sanctuaries are a popular alternative — there's probably a cat shelter around, so why not volunteer to help re-home some gorgeous felines during your free time? The added benefit is that it will teach your children humanity and the importance of doing good things for others, which is a fantastic personality attribute to possess. 

12. Play a board game

Nowadays, it's easy to forget that these exist. They're out there, though! Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, chess, Cluedo, Battleships, and a slew of other games are sure to please. If video games are really not your thing, they're a terrific option, but you can always download games like Monopoly to your personal devices. The game may then be cast to your TV, which is a lot of fun.

13. Host a formal family dinner.

It's all too easy these days to slop down in front of Netflix after a hard day at work. At the very least, schedule a round-table dinner on weekends — it's a great way to catch up with everyone, have a debate, and enjoy spending time together.

14. Plant a vegetable garden

Gardening can be extremely rewarding, but it also necessitates discipline, attention to detail, and collaboration. All of these are valuable skills for any child to acquire, so get out in your garden (or create a vegetable patch within your home) and see what you can grow. The outcomes might be enthralling.

15. Learn how to juggle

Juggling may become a collaborative family interest in addition to being a lot of fun and terrific exercise (both intellectually and physically). Take it slowly at first to grasp the fundamentals, but once you've mastered them, you'll be able to double-up into a juggling act in no time. Juggling has been shown to boost your cognitive power, which is great news for kids. 

Source - https://www.lifehack.org/790143/fun-family-activities 

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