May 23, 2022

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5 Activities You Can Do at Home with Friends and Family

Recent global events have spurred a change in the way we work, the way we relax, and the way we relate to one another as human beings. Although a lot of industries have suffered and seen financial loss, other industries, like remote work, have taken off. People all over the world are reevaluating their work-life balance and rethinking what they want to do with their lives.

The importance of taking a break from our working life has become more apparent than ever before in history. People of all ages and backgrounds are engaging more in sports, fun activities, and genuine family time. Allowing ourselves to put work on hold, giving ourselves a well-deserved break, and even taking time off to be alone with your thoughts is a growing need.

Of course, technological advancements have had a lot to do with this shift in mentality and the way we approach the lifestyles we really desire to live. Smartphones and other handheld devices are more powerful than ever before. Information is literally at the tips of our fingers, so there is really no excuse for boredom in this day and age.

If you find yourself stuck at home, don’t worry. There are a lot of things you can do, at home, with the family, to keep the fun going. In this article, we’re presenting 5 awesome activities you can try out that will bring the family together for hours of entertainment.

Play an Exciting Family Game

It’s never too early or too late to play games with your kids. Whether it’s an interactive game, like Pictionary, or a game that requires you put in more thought into it, like poker, the main rule is the same: have fun.

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You can learn the general poker rules and then try teaching them to your kids. Regardless of their age, of course the older they are, the better they will understand, you’ll have a lot of fun explaining how this game is played.

Find Your Way Around Online Escape Room

Break free from your at-home circumstances by joining an online escape room. The whole family can join in, from the comfort of your own home. We suggest joining any one of these 8 online escape rooms for hours of family fun. You’ll get the blood pumping, adrenaline rushing, and some other great hormone cocktails that will get you hooked on this online activity that brings the family together in a most challenging way.

Watch an Awesome Movie

With the advent of technology comes the advent of online movie streaming services. Netflix and HBOGo are two of the most famous and favored by people all over the world. If at the beginning these streaming services had slim pickings in terms of movie rights, today, the list of movies and TV shows is highly impressive. So much so that both companies have started funding, producing, and distributing their own film and TV projects in different countries around the world. Whether it’s a family comedy or fantasy movie, there are lots to choose from when you feel like having a quiet night at home.

Family Cooking Night

The process of picking, cooking, and eating food has been a tradition among nations, tribes, and families or millennia. If the saying is true, and you are what you eat, it’s essential for families to do all these activities together in order to define their tastes, favorite recipes, and what they enjoy eating together as a group.

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If you’re used to cooking the same dishes over and over again, perhaps you can take advantage of the stay and work-at-home culture and change it up a bit. Have a vegetarian night once a week. Or even a vegan night, why not?

Try cooking recipes from cuisines that you’ve never tried before. Sushi night is always fun and can get the whole family involved as it can get the whole family engaged in cutting, boiling, and preparing the sushi rolls. Opt for the famous vegetarian California rolls, draft up a Dragon roll that will make you fall in love with the fried egg on top, or experiment with smoked salmon or tuna.

Whatever you choose, we guarantee it will be delicious.

Start a Family Book Club

If you haven’t already inspired a reading culture in your family, there’s no time like today. You can choose a book, say the famous Lord of the Ring series, and enjoy tons of discussions after each family member reads a chapter. You can even mix it up and watch the movie and then have a debate about whether the movie was better than the books or vice-versa.

Overall, there are a lot more activities you can share with your family on a daily basis, regardless of whether you’re stuck indoors or you feel the need for an outdoor adventure. The 5 activities we list in this article are sure to have you absorbed for hours of fun. Whether you’re looking to increase or decrease your screen time, there are enough activities to go around, depending on your tastes.

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As a global society, we now have more options than ever before. Choose wisely and make sure you involve your kids in the decision process. This will ensure they’ll get to choose the things they like to and give them a feeling of power when it comes to deciding what activity you’ll all be doing together.