6 family activities to be enjoyed indoors and outside
August 2, 2017 | 7:35 PM
by Courtesy of StatePoint
Encourage the entire family to get active by participating in a run or walk race.

If spending more time together is on your family’s to-do list, consider the following tips and ideas to make the most of each experience.

• Run and walk. Encourage the entire family to get active by participating in a run or walk race. Whether you walk, run or do a bit of both, this can be accomplished by many people of all ages with some preparation. For bonus family time: train together in the weeks leading up to the race, then plan a special meal or outing afterwards to celebrate your collective accomplishment.

• Watch a movie. Get the family together, and even consider making it a party by inviting a few friends and neighbours for the ultimate gaming or movie night. With a projector, you can enjoy a film or video game indoors or out.

• Play a game. You don’t need any special equipment to hold a family game night. Play charades, 20 questions or Botticelli. These are all fun guessing games that require you to think fast and work together.

• Get outdoors. Get yourself somewhere beautiful for a hike, bike or kayaking trip. Use new technology to enhance the experience and help you fully enjoy the adventure.

• Volunteer. Most communities have plenty of one-time volunteer opportunities appropriate for kids and families. However, you can also create your own opportunities if no formal programmes exist locally. From cleaning up the park to delivery groceries to a family in need, volunteering as a family is a great way to spend time together.

• Make Music. Explore your musical creativity by playing and remixing your own music. Consider using new technology. Learn your favourite songs with the keyboard’s lighted keys and remix the tracks. Choose from 50 styles of electronic dance music with different variations of drum beats, bass lines, and synth parts, as well as effects to polish tracks.

Life is busy, but there are plenty of ways to make family time count.

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