Thinking Inside the Box
Sometimes right around February, we can get mighty tired of the winter months. Even in the southern states where blizzards and snowstorms aren’t a worry, gray days, cold days, rainy days and windy days all keep us indoor during the winter months.
Once the excitement of the holidays are over, the days of winter waiting for spring start to drag a little. How can you spice up the family fun on weekend while stuck indoors? Well, maybe it is time to think “Inside the Box”
Did you receive any board games for Christmas? This is a great time to gather the family around the kitchen table or around the coffee table, sitting on the sofas or even the floor. A jigsaw puzzle, available for just a few dollars at most discount department stores, and many times at thrift stores as well, can provide hours and even days of entertainment for family members of all ages.
A jigsaw puzzle is a great equalizer. Everyone from the grandparents to the little ones can participate in puzzle time, and anyone can find that elusive piece that everyone has been searching for.
Puzzles not your thing? How about some of the old classics like Chinese Checkers or Yahtzee? Dominoes can be a lot of fun too, or Jenga. A deck of cards can introduce many games that can be played by the whole family. Invite a few friends over and enjoy a game of Rummy or Poker. The dining room table is the perfect spot to set up game night with some chips and dips and beverages.
Today, with all the wonderful technology available, it’s easy to have a movie night or video game night as well. A good sized flat screen television along with a sound system makes any living room sofa better than the seats at the best movie theater in town. And game consoles aren’t just for the kids in the family. Sports games, dance games, and even exercise programs are all available for game consoles and can provide fun, healthy activities for those winter weekends.
Don’t get stuck zoning out while repetitive television shows play during this last month of winter. FInd some fun family activities to enjoy together and busy having fun together! For just a few dollars, there are plenty of activities a family can enjoy together. There are plenty of traditional games that families have played for years for a reason! Give it a try, and get it on some good family fun times.