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Parenting Humor has an article explaining the basics of setting up a Family Night.
Check out this list of clever Family Fun Night ideas. I think it would be fun to put together a Family Cookbook or Family Mailbox.
Looking for more ideas? How about 101 Family Home Evenings.
TLC shares the plans for 5 nights of Focused Family Fun.
For other meaningful family night activities browse the ideas in our archived life skill posts to find suggestions that tie into key family values you may be working on with your children.
Established a consistent family night. Our family has set aside Fridays this year, but understand that as the kid's get older we will have to change the night to accommodate their recreation and sports schedules. It works for now! Each Friday we choose an activity from our Family Fun box to complete together. To read more about our Family Fun Nights or to see some of the things we've done this year, check out Finally Friday.
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In addition to our weekly Family Fun Nights, our family is putting "fun" into family dinners with Family Dinner Games. These short, purposeful games are perfect for busy families on the go who still manage to find time for dinner. The game is available in two styles, each game set includes 51 dinner games that will add lively conversation to your dinner table. The sturdy cards are laminated to protect them from spills and come in a colorful hinged top recipe style box with additional room for your personal family dinner recipes.
The games address phonics, vocabulary, math, social skills, memory skills, critical thinking skills, creative thinking, and being silly! They are appropriate for kids ages 3-12. Since my children are on the younger side of this age range we modify some games and/or pick ones where they will be able to participate with ease.
Check out a few Sample Games from the Family Dinner Game set.
Read some similar reactions from a family with children who are a bit older. They have come up with some funny answers for some of the dinner game challenged.
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