Finding time to do fun things as a family can be difficult in today’s society. Between homework and extra-curricular activities for the kids and work and other commitments for parents, life is busy. When you do have time, it can sometimes be hard to decide what to do together. Your challenge this week is to brainstorm together as a family about fun things you would like to do. Then take those ideas and create a Family Fun Jar.
All you have to do is take an empty Mason jar or some other kind of cup or container and fill it with the ideas you come up with together. It can be as fancy or as simple as you would like. You can leave the jar plain, or you can decorate it with ribbon or paper. Then write your ideas on popsicle sticks or pieces of paper, and place them inside. I like to use popsicle sticks. If you need some, we are happy to share some from the supply closet.
Below you will find some examples of ideas to help you get started. It’s fun to add in some service opportunities that you can do together as well. Don’t limit yourself to this list. Be sure to make your activities things that you enjoy doing together as a family! Every family is different, so each jar should be unique. And when your jar is finished, plan a time to choose an activity to enjoy together soon.