3 Fun Alternative Activities For The Whole Family To Enjoy

March 21, 2022

Many of us are obsessed with our smartphone devices. If we are not using our smartphones, we are most likely using another electronic device to consume content, such as through a tablet, laptop, or computer. I know I'm guilty of this.

Did you know that more than half of the children in America own a smartphone by the age of 11? With this percentage predicted to rise in the future, many families can find it challenging to have everyone put their devices down and spend some quality time together.

Besides playing boardgames as a family, here are a few fun alternative activities that the whole family can participate in and enjoy.

Cook As A Family

Cooking dinner together is a simple way to bond together, without the distractions of a mobile device. Choose something that everyone enjoys and decide how to prepare and cook the meal together. When cooking together, it helps children learn how to cook dinners and shows what goes into the food they consume.

Consider taking this family cooking session outdoors for a change of scenery when the weather is warm. BBQs might be the most obvious choice but something different like making pizzas would be sure to wow everyone.

An outdoor pizza oven and a few simple ingredients are all that's needed to make this happen. Everyone will have a great time building their own pizzas and bake them on the spot with this gas powered pizza oven from Ooni, like the Ooni Koda 16. Making pizzas together not only is fun to do as a group, it also allows family to understand each other's personalities, tastes and likes.

Go On A Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Explore the great outdoors by going on a family hike while going on a scavenger hunt. Take the time to find and choose a local hiking trail together and plan simple things to look for while hiking. There're plenty of free scavenger hunt printable resources out there to download. It will make an ordinary activity more exciting. Children will learn to appreciate nature and surroundings as they discover them and check them off on the scavenger hunt list.

Going on a hike and enjoy the outdoors also has a lot of health benefits. An additional bonus is that cost is free as most trails are free!

Do a Paint Night

Setting up for a paint night with the family is easy. Simply gather together some art supplies, such as crayons, pens, pencils, paint, and blank canvases that can all be bought from your local dollar store and get creative. Pick a theme that everyone has fond memories of like a recent vacation or pick a favourite drawing to replicate. To take this up a notch, families can even draw each other! How fun is that?

Whatever the result might be, a paint night can guarantee to spark a lot of joy and laughter.

Finding fun activities that the whole family can enjoy is a beautiful way to spend quality time with one another. There are countless benefits of family time. Besides creating beautiful memories, these activities can help bring families closer together. 

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