Family Night Fun On A
nights are a great way to spend time together and teach the
younger family members about winning and losing gracefully.
Stuck for activity ideas for your next family night? You can
safely rely on the oldest tricks in the book like puzzles
and word games.
A jigsaw puzzle is a timeless
activity and can sustain the tempo even when it has already
been done several times. The complexity can vary according
to the players’ ages. For a D-I-Y alternative, shuffle
vacation photos and ask family members to sequence it
chronologically. Old posters can also be used to create a
home-made jigsaw. Board games like Scrabble are another
Simple word games can prove to
be uproariously funny as they progress. Try simple ones
where players use the last letter of the previous word as
the first one their own word. Doing this for categories like
countries, animals or movie stars can be a challenge. Not
only do you have fun, you’ll also come away with an expanded
and exercised vocabulary.
Team up to solve crossword
puzzles or act out quotes via charades. Another evergreen
game involves each player saying one sentence or a fixed
number of words. The game is played such that the next
player’s words should form a logical follow-on to the
previous person’s words. The possible outcomes are many as
nobody will know what’s going to come next.
just a few ideas. Try them out on a family night and you’ll
definitely get some interesting and funny twists. An
interesting online activity could be
free bingo games on the Internet; that’s one Internet
activity that parents don’t frown upon.