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Fun Ideas for Bonding as a Family this Festive Season

12 December 2022
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For families, the holidays are a special time of year. Family traditions that you create today can endure a lifetime and turn into enduring customs that everyone looks forward to every year in addition to creating cherished memories. We've put together a list of enjoyable activities you can do with your family. These will help make quality time a bit more meaningful after what has been a long and demanding year for both kids and adults.

1. Make or order a special meal

A wonderful way to strengthen family ties and create new yearly traditions is to cook and enjoy a meal together. Most people have grown up eating traditional holiday foods such as Christmas chicken or gammon as well as trifle. Try starting a brand-new tradition to shake things up. 

Of course, you don't have to follow current customs. Simply choose a different night and prepare a fresh dish, such as lasagna or quesadillas. You could also set aside a night for pizza on a special occasion and order everyone's favourite kind. And for family members that don’t live nearby, it can be great to ask for recipes and then take lots of photos of the finished product to send!

2. Have a game night

Having a game night is a fantastic holiday activity for building relationships. To find out who in the family has the most memorable memory, organise a trivia night so that everyone can participate and learn. Such inquiries as "When did Grandpa graduate from high school?" are possible. Additionally, "What movie is Mom's favourite?". You may also add some variety by asking general trivia questions or inquiries about past events.

3. Create movie family traditions

Even if your family undoubtedly already has a long list of favourite Christmas movies, it might be exciting to start a new movie tradition. You and your children may cuddle up with popcorn to watch these family classics year after year, whether it's a marathon viewing of all the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings films or a single showing of a classic like The Princess Bride or Jurassic Park.

4. Make a family time capsule

Making a time capsule is a terrific way to celebrate the year's accomplishments, and because it's almost over, the opportunity is now! Include your favourite family memories from the last year, and take pleasure in recalling them in the future.

5. Give back as a family

There are many ways to improve the world, and teaching your children the value of giving back to their community is even more precious over the holidays. Every family can take a stroll together while carrying a garbage bag to assist in cleaning up their local park or neighbourhood. You may also plan a socially remote canned food drive for a local church or food bank. If your family has extra cash this year, you might talk about the topics that matter to everyone as a family before donating to a charity or non-profit that has been decided upon.

It doesn't matter how many new family traditions you establish this holiday season - one, two, a dozen — it all comes down to who you're spending it with. Spend some extra time with your family this holiday season and show them some love. It won't be long before the youngsters are adults!

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