Relaxation is an important part of maintaining physical and mental health. But this doesn’t necessarily mean alone time. Engaging in relaxing activities with the whole family is a fantastic way to spend quality time together without the stress of schedules, chores, homework, and (hopefully) bickering.
Think beyond the television with these 10 fun, relaxing family activities:
1. Game Night
Get your family in jovial spirits with a series of classic family games, such as charades, dominos, and trivia questions.
2. Nature Walk
There’s nothing like Mother Nature to invigorate your body and strengthen your connection with family members.
3. A Bonfire
Huddling around a blazing fire on a crisp evening is a great way to share laughs, tell stories, and reminisce with family.
6. Pajama Breakfast
There’s something comforting about wearing your pajamas to breakfast. Schedule a morning where the whole family can participate in preparing and eating a leisurely PJ breakfast together.
6. Bike Ride
Chart a route along bike paths or trails where the whole family can enjoy riding their bikes without the stress of traffic and road rules.
6. Star Gazing
Clear, cool nights are the perfect time to go stargazing. Sleeping bags, snacks, and a thermos of hot tea will keep all family members warm and happy while scanning the sky for constellations, shooting stars, and satellites.
7. Hot Springs
In many countries, hot springs and bath houses are a family event. Heat, steam, and water naturally instill a sense of calm and relaxation at any age.
Involving the whole family in a fun yoga session will put a social spin on relaxing tense muscles and improving flexibility.
Conjure up some fun family rivalry with a game of soccer, baseball, or any favorite team sport. Little ones will love chasing their older siblings, parents, or grandparents around the sports field.
10. Movie night
Alright, I’ll admit it. Settling your family on the couch with a good movie and a bowl of popcorn is sometimes the ultimate way to unwind together.