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.
Set out on a stroll and see if you can say hello to some of the people you come across. Encourage your kids to trust their instincts when deciding who they do or do not want to greet. Get to know some people along your walking route.
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!
This weekend, organise to meet up with your extended family, the neighbours or friends at the park for a game of cricket or soccer.
You don't have to stop watching TV, but here's a fun idea to get you and your family moving in the ad breaks. Create an animal race by muting the sound and take turns calling out an animal name. When an animal is called, everyone has to move like that animal to a finish line. Make it more fun by making the animal noise, too, and you will have everyone laughing in no time. You can also break up time spent sitting behind the computer or game device with this game too and schedule breaks!
Challenge the family to spend one hour a day each day this week playing a board game. By connecting over a fun game you will not only be sparking conversation, but you will avoid the temptation to get behind a screen.