As the children get older and social media takes over the society, it is hard to maintain closeness within the family. Nevertheless, there are still ways to reconnect and even sustain your relationship with your kids. Here are fun bonding activities that will make you know each other more and strengthen the relationship you have.
Build A Tree House
Building promotes teamwork. And when there is teamwork and a common goal, it is easier to relate to each other. By building tree houses with your family members, not only are you spending more time with them, you are also creating something marvelous. The end product does not matter much. What is important is the conversation and memories you make by doing this fun activity.
Learn An Instrument
Communicate by means of music. Even if you have different taste of songs with your family members, learning an instrument together is a good bonding experience. By doing so, you are increasing your skill set, learning the strengths and weaknesses of one another, and being simply productive.
If you want to steer your children away from technology for a while, camping in the woods is a good way to do that. Since the internet will not be a problem, you can find time to talk to them. There are also lots of activities you can do such as fishing, kayaking, hunting, and learning survival which they might need someday.
Rekindle your relationship with your teenagers by dedicating a spa day. You can clean your nails, apply nail polish, do stuff with your hair, or have a massage session. Once your kids are relaxed, you can get them to speak more.
Encourage the family members to build a time capsule with you. You can use a tight container or even something as simple as a box for this. Instruct everyone to write a letter for their future selves. This promotes excitement and a feeling of nostalgia, not only now, but for what is to come.
Family activities do not always need to center around watching movies or going bowling on a Sunday night. Sometimes it can be as unique and memorable as building a tree house or gazing at the stars when in a camping trip.