Challenge your family to get into life
These are challenges to help your family get more out of life – but they're so much fun, they won’t really feel that challenging at all! Plus, you can try our handy tips to help get you started.
Reduce the temptation of electronic media and put your smartphone or laptop in a cupboard or somewhere out of sight for an hour and see if you can keep it up. It’s hard for children to remember not to touch.
At each meal time you share with your family, take turns of telling each other the three best things that happened during your day. Make sure everyone has a turn!
Ask one of your kids to be the 'table captain' for a week. For example, as a 'table captain' your child sets the table, takes the family's meals from the kitchen to the table, gets drinks and clears the table (depending on their age of course!). Get each of your children to take a turn over different weeks.
This weekend, organise to meet up with your extended family, the neighbours or friends at the park for a game of cricket or soccer.
A fun game you and your family can play - or even invite other families to play - is to create a ‘crazy golf’ course using items from around the house. Use blocks, cushions or tunnels made out of cardboard boxes and show the children how to guide the ball around the course. Make the course hard or easy - it's up to you.