Activities that you do with your loved ones can help strengthen family ties. During busy days, it’s hard to get the best moments for you to draw in everyone for some enjoyable bonding time. The thing is, you have to put in the effort to make it happen, or else, it never will. You can go out and hang out with your family in the mall, or if you’re into traveling, you can book days out of town, exploring places.
However, if you’re a homebody, you might think there are only a few fun things you can do. You and your family members can enjoy a selection of activities when you stay at home. Still, when you have the spaces dedicated to indoor fun, you get to motivate your loved ones, including yourself, to experience entertaining family activities.
Bring the Arcade Home
Suppose you like arcades and vintage games on classic consoles, but the nearest one is several minutes away, which you can’t fit into your schedule. In that case, the best thing you can do is build an arcade at home. With a vacant room at home, you can install classic retro games and modern consoles that both you and your kids will love.
Having a stack of card and board games ready can make your bonding moments fun. To complete the look of your mini arcade, you can stick game posters and line your walls with colorful LED lights.
Hold Screenings in Your Basement
Going to the cinema can also take a while if you live far away from one. But you can watch new releases and binge content at your convenience, thanks to OTT platforms. Using your phone, computer, and other smart devices and sharing an account with your loved ones is what you might have been doing all this time — and there’s nothing wrong with that. Still, you can improve your household’s viewing experience by having a home theater.
If you’re primarily using your basement as a laundry room or as storage space, you can put those situations elsewhere and give the bottom floor of your home an upgrade. Comfy seats, a projector screen, and a good sound system are all you need for a home theater, which you can further enhance with classic movie house snacks.
Turn Your Attic Into a Cozy Library
Being in each other’s company and enjoying quiet moments is another way of connecting with your loved ones. You can build a mini library at home if you are all bookworms. Having it in a vacant room on your house’s main floor is an excellent idea. However, you can choose a more charming location, like your attic, to better the reading experience.
Instead of painting your attic walls, you can install stylish shiplap panels and evoke a warm cabin feel. Having rugs and bean bags over chairs and tables also make the room look cozier and helps you relax and comfortably settle into the book you’re reading.
Picnics in the Garden
Entertainment in movies and books is an excellent way to bond with your family, but food can make hanging out with your loved ones more enjoyable. On busy days, most of your family members probably don’t have the time to sit and spare a couple of minutes to eat. When they do, you must make every mealtime special.
Besides serving delicious dishes in your dining area, you can also take advantage of the sun and the fresh air by having your breakfast outdoors. Packing a basket with your family’s favorite picnic treats while you all sit on a comfy blanket in your garden can make family time a blast.
It’s Summer Anytime in Your Back Yard
Trips to the pool or the beach are parts of family life. If you and your loved ones are big on this but have been having trouble planning one due to everyone’s busy schedule, you need a water park that’s near and accessible.
With a pool at home, you can take a dip anytime and enjoy the summer atmosphere, even when the season has passed. To fully savor the swimming experience, you can install a slide, place beach chairs for sunbathing, and have a minibar filled with refreshing beverages.
A Mini Ski Resort in Your Drive Way
Although staying at home once the snow starts coming down is the best way to spend winter for some, other households can’t wait to gear up and don on their skiing wear to glide down some slopes.
For those without any nearby ski resorts in their area, you can turn your driveway into one. If it’s quite a walk from your porch to your main gate, you can have the road built with a slope so that when freezing weather comes, you’ll naturally have the incline you need for skiing and sledding.
Being in each other’s company is enough to strengthen a family relationship. However, engaging in activities everyone enjoys will help you know more about your loved ones.