Valentine’s Day is so yesterday. The next loving holiday that we’re getting ready for is Family Day on February 19. If you don’t have any big celebration planned, don’t fret. The day is about enjoying time with your loved ones. And you don’t need to do anything elaborate to enjoy their company. A simple activity is the perfect way to spend the day.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 10 easy activities you and your brood can do on Family Day:
1. Make breakfast together.
A celebration calls for a good start to the day. There are lots of kid-friendly recipes you can choose from or you can use mixes to make things easier. No matter what you end up making, note that it will taste extra good because you made it as a group.
2. Make your own cards.
A store-bought card can never express how you truly feel about your relatives. Instead of having everyone run around in secret buying cards, encourage everyone to come together and make a group craft project out of it. Don’t forget the glitter and markers.
3. Go out and enjoy the weather.
It’s probably a bit chilly where you are, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Think of Family Day as a guaranteed snow day. Grab the toboggan and items to build a snowman and get playing.
4. Take cheesy family portraits.
Did your family get professional photos done? Or have you been trying to do it forever? Instead of serious portraits, grab some various props and have your own photo shoot at home. It will feel way less awkward than a formal session. Plus, you’ll have some amazing photos for Instagram.
5. Have a family movie marathon.
Grab some popcorn and sit back and enjoy reminiscing about some of your old holidays. Alternatively, you could have each person in the family select their favorite movie and you can take turns watching those.
6. Don’t forget about your pets.
You probably consider your pets to be part of the family so include them in your celebrations. You can gather up the whole brood and take your dog for a walk or you can all snuggle up with your cat by the fire.
7. Make your own scrapbooks.
Instagram and Facebook are great for scrolling through photos, but they’re not quite the same as flipping through the pages of an actual scrapbook. Print out some photos and have your relatives create their own one-of-a-kind scrapbooks.
8. Create a tradition.
Chances are your family probably already has some great traditions. However, there is always room for another one. Think about something fun you can do each Family Day and try and commit to doing it every year. Write it down on a calendar so you’ll remember it next year.
9. Bust out the games.
There’s nothing like an afternoon of fun. It doesn’t matter whether your family is into board games, puzzles, or karaoke. Grab all of the fun activities you can find and have everyone pick and choose what they want to do.
10. Create a time capsule.
Even if you have relatives who write diaries, they’re not the same as creating a group time capsule. Ask everyone to bring something special that will fit in an empty shoe box or pop bottle. Then hide the time capsule away for a few years. When you’re celebrating Family Day five years from now, you will be able to look back at all of the things you were into in 2017.
What are you planning on doing to celebrate Family Day? Share with us your plans!