Enjoy Each Other: Wellness Family Activities to Do Together at Home

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Being indoors around this time last year was a bit of a pain for all of us. We had no idea what to do once the temperatures soared and one of the most beautiful and inviting seasons unfolded right outside our window. The benefit of all of this is that we have learned to spend more quality time with the ones we love and to make the most of the special time we share together at home. For those of us still bonding with our families, here is a list of fun family activities to do together at home!

Barbecue
Nothing says summer like a grill, open-toed sandals and the smell of barbecue sauce in the afternoon. Whether in your garden or indoors with a portable grill, a good barbecue will always put the family in the right summer mood. Toast buns, marinate meats, chill your drinks, and curate a great summer playlist with all your favorite bands. Don’t forget to pack paper plates and silverware to save yourself the headache of washing the dishes!

charades
Unleash your creativity with a good old-fashioned game of charades. The best part about this is that all you need is a few simple categories (e.g. animals, food, movies), your imagination, and your team spirit. Write some things you would like to play on index cards or small sheets of notepad, fold them up, mix them up in a hat, box or closed container, then divide into teams. Let the guessing games begin!

Karaoke
You don’t have to be the next Mariah Carey for this home activity. You can use your laptop to AirPlay or your smart TV to play instrumental versions of your favorite songs while you sing the lyrics. You can rap to your favorite Billboard Hot 100 hits, sing along to retro R&B, or dance in the background if you only like to sing in the shower. This family activity allows the whole team to let loose and hear every note like an American Idol audition.

movie marathon
Cozy up on the couch under blankets, pop some popcorn and fill your favorite sodas to the top of your glasses as you get ready for that next fun family activity. Watching movies in binge will never get old, no matter the age or generational class. Spend a suspenseful evening with some of your favorite scary classics, whip up your tissues with romantic drama films starring timeless actors and actresses, or have a mind-blowing evening of stand-up comedy. Something for the whole family to enjoy while having the comfort of being in an outdoor movie theater.

Themed pool party
With a cool drink and a few floaties, that pool day at home can be pretty easy. A dip in the pool is a great way to celebrate summer and gives you the nice feeling of being at the beach without the sand, the crowded people you have to socially distance from and go far to a port-a- potty or public bathroom. Play a few pool games with a volleyball net, inflatable beach ball and some beach toys for family fun in your own backyard.

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