In the United States alone, more than 40 million kids play competitive sports, and over three million play an instrument. Both of those activities take time and require lots of practice during the week, and there are all sorts of other after school programs and activities that kids might participate in. While it is good for kids to have something that keeps them busy, and out of trouble, busy schedules mean that families do not always have a lot of time to spend together. Fortunately, there are several fun, easy ideas and family night activities that can keep families tight. Egyptian War A classic and easy-to-learn card game, Egyptian War, which is sometimes known as Egyptian Ratscrew, is a fun game because it only requires a deck of cards. Games could take as little as five minutes
Are you thinking about getting bunk beds for your home? The average American family includes two children, and bunking is often considering a fun way to consolidate space while keeping kids happy. While weighing your decisions, keep in mind that only children above the age of six should be sleeping on the upper section of a bunk bed, as they suffer from 50% of all bunk related injuries. That said, here are three things you should consider when it comes to buying bunk beds. 1. Bunk Beds are Safe When They Follow Regulations The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a mandatory list of bunk bed requirements. As long as your bed is produced by a company that follows their guidelines, you
Bunk beds have changed a lot in the past years. Even more so, if you believe the rumor that they were originally a space saving innovation of the ancient Egyptians. While your last experience with a bunk bed may have been slightly more recent than the time of the Pharaohs, some of the latest trends in bunk beds may still surprise you. Here are just a few.
- Mix and Match. Did you know that the two mattresses do not necessarily have to be the same size? Many of us think of the old fashioned twin bunk beds, but nowadays you can find not just larger models, like Full Over Full bunk beds, but also Twin Over Full bunk beds. Twin Over Full models not only provide two different mattress sizes, but also more stability
Long car rides with the family can go one of two ways. Either they can be the most boring thing since the invention of boredom itself, or they can be fun times that you and your children will remember forever. It all depends on what you do. With a little imagination, you can come up with lots of family activity ideas for long road trips… without ever having to resort to the portable DVD player.%3Cbr%3E
- Predesigned Fun. Luckily, the danger of boring car rides has been around a long time. Long enough that capitalism has taken notice and tried to do something about it. So now there are many games, toys, and activities available in stores and online. Age appropriate audio books can be a fun shared experience. Or try your luck at one of the many interstate bingo games, whose cards includ
In this busy world, family time is more important than ever. But many people mistakenly think that quality family time is limited to elaborately planned and expensive vacations. The fact is, you may not even have to leave the house to have a great family adventure, and the television can stay off the entire time. Here are a few family activity ideas that anyone can do, using only the things you can find around your own house. 1. “Indoor Camping Trip.” Got a table and chairs? Got a broom? Got blankets? Got sleeping bags and flashlights? Then you have everything you need to go camping, right in your own living room. Building a “tent” is easy enough, but you can even arrange for extensive tunnels and passageways from room to room. Run out of blankets? Use some sheets! Tell ghost stories, pop popcorn (in t
One of the many ways to bring a family closer together is through family activities. There are many different family activity ideas out there that finding a specific type of family activity can be difficult. On the other hand, the wide variety of family activities can make it even more enjoyable because trying to find a family activity means you can try a lot and have fun while doing so. When trying to come up with a family activity idea you first must determine the likes and dislikes of all the family members that will be participating in the family activity. This will enable you to decide which family activity is the best one for everyone in your family. The easiest way to choose a family activity is to ask everyone what they would like to do and go from there. A family activity can be one that takes place indoors or outdoors depending on what the members of your family like to do. Some outdoors activities could include hiking, bike riding, camping and fishing, or a good number of different sports. Some examples of an indoor family activity could be game night, movie night, reading or making arts and crafts. Finding a family activity that is of little to no cost is also something you should be able to do. The idea is to have fun and enjoyment with your family not necessarily to have to spend money. One other thing to keep in mind is that while a family activity is to be fun and enjoyable for all involved, the main reason for it is to become closer to your family and to get caught up on what is going on with everyone. So overall choosing a family activity is all about being able to share and spend time with your family and help make your lives a little better.