Family members, nowadays, are so busy with their own lives that they are seldom together when doing simple daily routines. For some, money matters are the problem for not having get-togethers. Here are some fun family ideas for a family gathering at little or no cost at all.
A fun family idea for an outdoor gathering would be planning a picnic or a barbecue in a nearby playground or park. If not, you could do it at your own backyard. You may also take a bike ride with the family to the nearest hill and find a spot where the wind blows best to fly a kite. During winter, you can build snowmen, snow angels or snow forts with the whole family. Snowball battle would also be exhilarating. During the summer, a visit to the nearest beach would be worthwhile. Camping out at night, even in your backyard would be exciting. Star gazing will add some spice to the camping. If your kids are a little sensitive to bug bites, camping indoors won’t be that bad, as long as you have the right amount of enthusiasm.
A fun family idea for an educational family get-together would be to visit a zoo, a local museum or tour a local establishment like newspaper, office, radio station, city hall. Cheering on your favorite team during a community ball game will also be a lot of fun with no cost to you. Attending a family member’s play shows support to each other and will bring the family closer.
Doing charitable works like visiting an elderly retirement facility or an orphanage will teach younger kids to be generous not only of material possessions but of their time and love.
At home, a fun family idea would be to play board games or card games with each other. Even better, you can make up your own fun games. Playing charades is usually the most popular and never fails to keep the energy up and pumping. You may also want to have a movie night together as a family. Have a different theme each week. Make this a special family day. You can also make home-made, restaurant-recipe foods, together as a family. Pizza is the easiest food to make when you have many hands with different abilities. The parents could do the cooking using the stove and oven, while the teenagers can do the crust with all their youth power. The little kids can be in-charge of the decorations or the toppings for the pizza. To make the gathering more special, have the whole family dress up. Playing some celebratory music won’t be bad also.