Invite: Connect with your family, create family memories, and build up your family identity with these gifts to create more quality family time.
This afternoon, after screens were turned off and after work was done for the day, my family was circling the house, trying to figure out what to do until dinner.
I’d already sent them on a walk around the street with the dog.
I already had them make banana pudding because it’s one of their favorite desserts and the milk was about to go bad.
I already had them clean their rooms, fold laundry, and take the trash out.
We needed a fun idea to do as a family. And luckily, I had something up my sleeve I had purchased for back to school “PE.”
Together, they opened the box and squealed as they grabbed the rackets from our new badminton game. They didn’t wait to try to put up the net. They laid the rope on the ground and started playing, with my hubby running out to join them.
It was a way to help build our strong family identity and connect.
But I also gathered a bunch of our favorite items to share with you that help us come together as a family, have fun together, and build memories together.
Best Gifts For Quality Family Time: Games and Puzzles
A Virtual Escape Room for families with kids ages 9-13 (younger kids can help but won’t be able to do it on their own, older kids can be more independent with it). Parents can facilitate or join in and help…my kids had an absolute blast (and so did my hubby and I) and they worked so well together towards a common goal…to escape Harry Houidin’s secret room in 60 minutes! All you need is a printer, scissors, glue and a pencil!
Zingo (our fave when our kids were younger)
Beat That!-a family favorite… challenge each other and make bets to see if you can complete the challenge!
Catan (one of our family’s favorites)
Best Gifts for Family Quality Time: Outside Activities
Mini Golf Putting Green (or bring it inside during winter months and set up your own obstacles)
Fire Pit and S’mores Goodies
Movie Projector (or bring it inside your house during the winter months)
Tent (go camping or have a backyard campout)
Best Gifts for Family Quality Time: Books
Best Gifts for Quality Family Time: Music and the Arts
Alexa and Echo Dot (to play dance music in our kitchen)
Best Gifts for Quality Family Time: Time in the Kitchen
Popcorn Maker (for movie night)
Best Gifts for Families: Science and STEM
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