Looking for ways to bond with your family members? If you’re at home with your family during quarantine, try these fun activities together! By practicing activities that promote health, mental wellness, and family bonding
, you can transform connections, take the time to get to know each other better, and instill habits of healthy living.
Here are 4 activities to try with your entire family:
Cook Together & Eat Together
Involving the entire family with food preparation can help everyone eat healthier
, teach the kids about food, and create a bonding experience that everyone enjoys. Not only is it important to teach children the importance of appreciating food, it is also a great opportunity to teach some basic cooking skills. Once the meal is prepared, make a habit of having dinner together every weeknight around a table— without phones, TV, music or distractions. Play a game to get everyone talking by sharing the highlight and low point of each day or sharing one thing each person is grateful for.
Dance & Sing Your Hearts Out
Put on some family friendly tunes (or grab a karaoke machine), crank up the volume, turn down the lights, and turn the evening into a family disco night! Dancing is not only great exercise for everyone involved, but it releases the soul from the confines of expectation and allows the energy within to flow freely. Leave embarrassment at the door and bond by showing everyone that it’s ok to be yourself.
Change the “To-Do” List to the “TO-FUN” List
Nobody likes doing household chores. But, you can transform mundane household duties into a game that will get the family involved in keeping the house clean. And a clean house keeps everyone in the family happy. Some examples are:
Wind Down with Meditation
- Scavenger hunt to tidy up the common areas (Find the remote control, newspaper from yesterday, the dog’s bone, daddy’s shoes, etc)
- Matching game while unloading the dishwasher (Find this plate’s family. Where does the other pan live? etc)
- Play “Go Fish” with sorting laundry (Do you have this sock’s partner?)
Winding down at the end of the day makes for a better night’s sleep
and a better morning for everyone. Include the whole family in a nightly meditation to reflect on the day and clear the mental clutter before bed. Practice a mantra, listen to calming music, or simply listen to some guided meditations
together. The energy between you will strengthen your connection to each other and to yourself.
Involving the whole family in simple activities like this can create meaningful bonds and memories. To learn and experience more about getting your family on track to being happier and healthier, join a Body & Brain Yoga
class, either online or at any studio location across the U.S.