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Family Fun

Thе whole family should come together first thing іn the morning, pray with the children, ask questions about their studies, allow them tо ask questions, sing, and dance together before taking breakfast together.



Pitch your tent in the back yard and roast marshmallows over the coals of a charcoal grill. You can tell ghost stories and if it’s a clear night try to spot some of the major constellations in the sky.



Plan a family fun contest some time during the day or in the evening. Competitions should be something that everyone can participate in.

Here are some ideas:

  • Balance contest – you need two tin cans and a length of string. Set the cans two-feet apart, each person stand with one foot on the can, holding one end of the string in their hand. At the count of three, each challenger tries to unbalance their opponent by pulling on the string.
  • The longest apple peel – you need an apple and a vegetable peeler. Each person peels an apple, then measure who has the longest unbroken peel.
  • Blink challenge – stare at each other and see who blinks first.
  • Laugh-a-thon – try to make opponents laugh by cracking jokes and making faces.
  • House of cards – who can build the biggest house of cards.
  • Jump rope – who can skip the longest?
  • Handstands – who can stay up in the air the longest?
  • Coin spinning – see whose coin spins the longest. Make sure to give everyone a few practice spins.

Note: you can make up your own competitions to add to this list. Younger children should get a point advantage so it is fair for everybody.



Have a family concert. Each person could make up a song, dance or skit and perform it to the rest of the family.



Ask your Mum or Dad to tell you a story about something special you did when you were little. Find out a story about their childhood too. You could tell them about some of the special things you remember.



Go on an adventure outdoors with the family. Take advantage of some of the great national parks and hiking tracks and spend your day hiking, exploring, and picnicking. Even if it’s raining, throw on your raincoats and gumboots and splash in the puddles.