There’s no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has put a halt to many of our best-laid plans. Family vacations have had to be postponed, gatherings have become near impossible to do. It can be hard to find ways to bond as a family even as we’re all forced to stay so close to each other, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible. By repositioning ourselves and re-evaluating what we’re doing and how we can include our family, we can make more things into bonding experiences that will be carried through our entire lives – and through that of our children.
With that said, here’s some good ideas to help spark your imagination. It’s by no means an all-inclusive list, but these ideas may just help you get some good inspiration for fun activities to make these times less of a sad memory and more of a happy time together with your loved ones.
Cooking With Everyone
Cooking can often seem like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. Bringing everyone into the cooking process can help your family understand just what goes into making all those delicious meals that you enjoy, and also helps them build up some important skills of their own. After all, if you know how to cook you can always find a way to feed yourself. Alternatively, you could choose to do a bake along with one of the many cooking live streams on nowadays or even set a themed day for pizza, cakes, or anything else that lets everyone customize their own meals as they want.
Boardgames And Puzzles
Yes, boardgames. An old classic, and great for any occasion. Admittedly, if all you’ve done is play Monopoly you may roll your eyes at the thought of this, but the market has become much more wide and exciting since that was the highest played option available. You can explore a series of highly imaginative games or mathematical puzzles like sudoku, that can help improve your children’s critical thinking and problem solving skills. You could even get creative with the number of tabletop games like Warhammer 40K, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun and Cyberpunk 2020 if you want to think outside of the normal box and board. No matter what, if you’re in the market for some new games to get you through these times, you can always look online at stores like Kohls – and you may even be able to save some money from https://www.raise.com/coupons/kohls while you’re shopping. You can also put together some puzzles during this time, making a fun project together out of some custom puzzle pieces or the like.
Here’s a low effort option for those who may not have the energy to spare for all the others. If there’s a series of movies or TV shows you know you all love but just haven’t gotten around to finishing, or even rewatching, then setting up a dedicated marathon or movie night could be a great option to help bring you all together. Get some fun decorations around, make some snacks – even potentially get some popcorn buckets or cups in to get that cinema feeling! Just make sure to decide on what you’re watching before the day comes, else you could spend more time deciding on this than actually enjoying the content at hand!
Playing Together In The Yard
Finally, consider that playing together is a beautiful thing, and if you have yard space to do it in then that’s a great option! With it being fully aired out and the like it means that you can all hang out outside and enjoy the weather as it is. I know my children are having a blast playing outside at the moment. They are loving the backyard playsets for kids which we sourced from a shed manufacturer. They custom-made it to suit my kids likes, and they are loving it! Plus for us adults we can always set up some bbq pits and the like and cook up a great meal while we watch our children play about.
Covid is tough to deal with. It has been a long time of us all having to contend with this horrible sickness, but that doesn’t mean we have to lose ourselves to sadness amidst it all. There is so much we can do to bond as a family together, to help come out of this stronger than before. So take the time this pandemic has given us and put it to good use!