You have probably seen all of the commercials on television that recommend having a family night where everyone sits down for dinner together. What about a family fun night? This is a night where the entire family gets together to play some type of fun game. It is also a great way for the family to better bond with one another.
The first thing that you will need to do in order to make your family night actually fun is to plan it out. Your family night should be unique since your family is different than any other family. Instead of trying to do what you hear others say is fun, try focusing on your own families likes and dislikes. I would recommend first creating a question and answer sheet that gets the input of each family member. You can easily create this on your home computer and then print out copies for each family member. For those who are too young to answer the questions you can read the questions to them and get their opinions. Give everyone some time to think up answers to the questions. The questions should focus on finding out what activities each member of the family enjoys, and what day of the week would make a good family day. You can add some additional questions that will help you with your planning.
Once you get all of the questions and answer sheets back, you can start to create you family fun night schedule. If each family member had a different suggestion on the type of activity they would like to do for family night then rotate the activities. This means everyone will have their week doing something that they truly enjoy, and the rest of the family will try something different. Instead of just doing things in the home, you can also look for family things to do outside of the home, that are not expensive. You can try a family movie, or a family skating night. You can also search around in the store for new board games that your family may be interested in playing on those nights you don’t want to go anywhere.
When you have finished your schedule of family fun nights hang it up where everyone on the family can see it. Next will come the fun part of planning out the family fun night snack list. For the nights when you will be having your family night at home, I have found it to be a lot of fun to create some great tasting snacks. This does not mean that you have to go out and buy tons of junk food. I have found it best to create a snack that each person really enjoys. For example if you have a child who loves cupcakes, you can make mini cupcake treats for your family night and along with that maybe some finger sandwiches. Try to come up with little bite size items that everyone can enjoy. Remember to be creative and your family fun nights will not only be unique but will be a great family bonding experience.