In an age of computers, the Internet and high tech gadgets, having fun with the family is even more important than ever. Family Night is a great way to encourage bonding that has become secondary today. Here are 10 special ways to have fun and enjoy your night together.
- 1. Yatzee
- 2. Uno
- 3. Trivial Pursuit
- 4. Charades’
- 5. Monopoly
- 6. WII
- 7. Identify family members in your Photo Albums
- 8. Cooking together
- 9. I spy
- 10. Hot Potato
Today, more than ever before, it is important to spend time together. Challenge the mind, imagination and muscles with these games.
Yatzee keeps our mind sharp with knowing math and learning patterns.
Uno helps us focus on pattern recognition in an attempt to be the first one to get rid of all our cards.
Trivial Pursuit is good for us to learn facts and with memory retention.
Charades’ helps us process nonverbal communication skills.
Monopoly helps with money management.
With the WII we can work out by competing in virtual activities such as Skiing, Bowling and Tennis while having fun with others.
Helping us identify our own history by going through family Photo albums teaches us where we came from and allows us to see our elders when they were younger.
Cooking games can be fun too. List out the foods you want to have during the night which require you to make them. Once you have done that set up who does what and see who can follow directions.
I Spy is an oldie but goodie. It helps work the memory, Imagination and deductive reasoning of the brain.
Hot Potato is also an old game but it can be fun because it is a safe form of catch. Add other games with it to make it interesting. It already helps with hand eye coordination so combining it with another game adds to the fun.
So in light of how society has been growing in the realm of technology, family bonding time can make a big difference in your future. I remember doing some of this with my grandmother, and it helps me keep life in perspective.