Your home should be a safe, relaxing respite from the outside world. But for kids and teens, it can feel like an eternity when they're stuck at home instead of going out. And if you're like most parents, you've probably grown tired of hearing, "I'm bored. What can I do?"
Instead of going stir-crazy when your family is stuck inside, try getting them involved in some family activities.
What Can Families Do Together at Home for Fun?
Below are some easy ways to have fun as a family without ever leaving your home.
Watch a Movie
Pop some popcorn and gather around the TV for a family movie night. This is an easy way to pass a couple of hours while spending time together. The only hard part is finding a movie everyone can agree on.
Arts and crafts projects and DIY science experiments are a great way to spend time together as a family and make tangible memories. Teenagers may be "too cool" for arts and crafts, but younger children will love getting their hands dirty and exercising their creativity.
Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle
Solving a jigsaw puzzle as a family is more than just a fun way to spend an afternoon. Jigsaw puzzles can sharpen your problem-solving and spatial reasoning skills while encouraging teamwork and collaboration.
For families with younger children, try a smaller jigsaw puzzle with 100 to 300 pieces so that the little ones can help, too.
Play a Board Game
Unplug from your devices and gather around the game table for an old-fashioned board game. Classic board games like Monopoly, Life and Risk are great family games for rainy afternoons, or try Candyland or Chutes and Ladders for younger children.
Table Games the Whole Family Will Enjoy
If you have a spare room in your home, why not turn it into a game room and fill it with family games and activities that the whole family can enjoy. Get the whole family involved in the design process to determine what your family's perfect game room will look like.
Below are a few table games you can include in your game room.
Whether you're a pool pro or periodically dabble in the billiards world, a pool table is a perfect addition to any game room. This classic game never goes out of style and can stir up some good-natured competition between family members.
A pool table is best for families with teenagers since younger children will have difficulty wielding the cues.
Table tennis is not only fun; it is one of the best family activities for people who hate to clean. Compared to pool, table tennis has fewer parts to store, making it easier to set up and clean up. Just make sure you have plenty of clearance to safely play and navigate around both ends of the table.
Shuffleboards require a little more maintenance than most table games since they need to be waxed regularly, but they still provide countless hours of family fun.
Air hockey has been an arcade staple for decades, but now, you can bring the fun home. When you flip the power switch, that cool rush of air will instantly send you back to your own childhood memories of your favorite arcade. But now, you get to make new memories with your own kids.
Best of all, air hockey is suitable for kids of all ages, so the whole family can get in on the fun.
If any of these table games caught your eye, you're in luck. Reach out to our team today to learn how we can help take your game room to the next level. All the abovementioned games and more can be found at Billiard Factory.