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4 Must-Haves For Your Family

Updated on July 23, 2021
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Hope is a freelance content writer, specializing in mental health and wellness, personal growth and development, and content marketing.

Every family needs something fun to do together. There are lots of fun things that kids and parents can enjoy together. Here are a few ideas to jump-start your creativity:

BOARD GAMES I don’t think I’ve met an adult or child that didn’t like to play board games. Board games don’t seem quite as popular today as they were when I was a child, but they still provide many hours of great, quality family fun. Some fun board games your family might enjoy include: Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Candy Land, Guess Who,

CARD GAMES Depending on the ages of your children, there are also a nice variety of card games. Younger children might have a more difficult time grasping certain concepts of card games, but older kids and teens will enjoy them. There are several kinds of card games that were created especially with younger children in mind, so keep your eyes open for those. Some fun card games your family might enjoy include: Wig Out, SkipBo, Uno, Rummi, Rooki,

KID-FRIENDLY VIDEO GAMES Now we all know that today’s kids are more likely to enjoy video games than board or card games. The most important tip to remember about this is that you choose games together that will be fun and entertaining, but also ones that are kid-friendly. You should always check the ratings on each game before you buy it, just to be sure it is suitable for your children’s age group. Some kid-friendly video games your family might enjoy include:

OUTDOOR PLAY EQUIPMENT

Just like the board and card games, it seems like outdoor fun for kids is all but ceasing to exist for many families. It is important to spend time together outdoors and there are plenty of ways you can do this. Even if your child doesn’t seem to enjoy being outside, encourage them to get involved in a family sport. Some outdoor play equipment for all ages that your family might enjoy include: badminton, volley ball, basket ball, hula hoops, yard sprinklers, horseshoes, and crochet.

Not all children are the same. If you have more than one child, I’m sure you’ve already learned that one might enjoy doing things that the other doesn’t. So it’s important to incorporate every child’s favorite thing to do when you plan your family fun days. Be careful not to leave any child out, or they could become less cooperative about having fun together.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2008 Hope Wilbanks

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