family fun

In a world where everything is in a rush and very technology oriented, it can be hard to get the family together long enough to have any quality family time. You are always on the run and the children have this and that to do, so it seems that none of you are ever at home at the same time. Take a deep breath and plan for a family night with your kids, with these top ways to have fun with your family at home.

Have a Movie Night

Since you have DIRECTV, you already have everything you need for the perfect movie night with the family. Let the kids know that they will be staying in on Saturday night, get on the guide and schedule some quality movie time with the family. Don’t forget the popcorn, hot cocoa, and chocolate chip cookies and before you know it, you will be having the time of your lives together.

Play Board Games/Video Games

You know you have board games tucked away in the closet, so dig some of them out and have a family game night. Whether it’s Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, or a rousing game of Trivial Pursuit, there are tons of board games out there to help you make game night fun. If your kids just aren’t into board games all that much, there are quite a few video games that are family oriented, including some of the old classics brought to video game platforms. Also, a good game of Mario Party is always a crowd pleaser as well.

Have a Campout in the Backyard 

Weather permitting, a campout in the backyard is a great way to spend quality time with the family as well. Pitch a tent, start a fire, and tell ghost stories while roasting marshmallows and making smores. Remember, it’s all about the time you spend with your family, not really what you are doing.

Camp on the Inside

Sometimes the weather just won’t permit you to have a sleepover outside. In that case, why not camp on the inside instead? Pitch a tent in the family room and do marshmallows over the fireplace. You might even be able to work in a movie and a board game during the family fun. Oh, and don’t forget the popcorn!

Read Together

Reading together might not be the most exciting thing to do, but many families love it. Cuddle up on the couch in front of the fireplace and read your favorite books aloud to the kids or take turns reading them aloud. You can even have quiet time where everyone reads their own books and then have a discussion about them afterward. The possibilities are endless when it comes to reading.

These are just a few of the top ways that you can spend quality time together as a family at home. From movie night to camping out and from reading together to playing board games or even video games, it’s always fun to take a break from the rat race and just reconnect with the family you love, don’t you think?