Holidays are all about spending time with loved ones. But in the busy lead-up to the festivities, families often neglect each other. Turn off that seasonal autopilot and spend some quality time with loved ones. Yes, you’ve got the holiday office party and all that shopping to finish, but try to schedule family activities that will help you all slow down and appreciate the joys of the season and each other. Exercise together or take time to sit down to a hearty family breakfast. Experts say family rituals lift holiday stress.
TIP: Plan your own Winter Carnival or Winter Games! It can be your immediate family members, or include all the grandparents and cousins. Make the event complete with races, games and activities for all ages. Prizes for everyone and steaming mugs of hot chocolate all round!
- Challenge the younger kids to build and decorate the funniest miniature snowman.
- Hold a sled race where parents pull the kids and see who can cross the finish line first.
- Organize a scavenger hunt as teams looking for hidden objects with crafty clues starting inside, then moving to the outdoors for more family fun!
The planning and execution of these events will help strengthen family ties, and a day of fresh air has never been so much fun!