Are you struggling to juggle all of your usual plates in the air with the added pressure of lockdown? Physical health is paramount, but no matter how large your home is, spending so much time together can cause stresses and strains – even for families who are usually calm, cool and collected.
If the novelty of Netflix binges wore off after the first couple of weeks and you’re worried that your kids are even more glued to their phones than usual, it’s time to take action to inject some positivity into proceedings.
Despite the challenges, the flipside of restrictions is that they provide a different perspective on life and might allow you time to implement personal and family plans you’ve put on hold for too long.
So without further ado, here are five fulfilling family lockdown activities.
1. Create a vision board
Chances are that plenty of your family plans have been paused – from summer holidays to home refurbishment projects and kids’ sporting and school goals.
So creating a collaborative vision board is a brilliant way to look on the bright side for whenever restrictions lift. You can either pin photos, magazine clippings, sketched and motivational quotes to a pinboard or order a customised mural from Pictowall – the choice is yours.
2. Play board games
It’s obvious that most kids prefer twiddling their thumbs on an Xbox or PlayStation controller these days, but if you can dig some traditional board games from your cupboard and convince them to give them a bash, you’ll be surprised how much fun they’ll have.
Trivial Pursuit will flex those mental muscles, Monopoly will appeal to mini business moguls and Buckaroo is just brilliantly addictive!
3. Parents Vs Kids Tik Tok
For something a little more active, a “parents vs kids TikTok dance challenge” is an excellent choice.
You’ll have fab fun trying to learn wild moves like the Fly Killa, Double Dab and Shoulder Shake – while your kids probably end up in hysterics at your amateurish efforts!
Still, it’s great fun and now’s the ideal time to dance like no one’s watching.
4. Mindfulness meditation
If your existential angst has felt turned up to maximum overdrive recently, it’s understandable, but one way of calming down and regaining some perspective is through mindfulness meditation.
There are lots of excellent resources on YouTube and many cathartic breathing exercises only take a couple of minutes, but multi-talented hip-hop pioneer Rza has also recently released an EP of guided meditations and it’s highly rated.
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So there you have them – a fistful of family lockdown activities that should make the next few weeks much more fun and fulfilling.
So ends our list, but please share your own lockdown activity ideas in the comments section below.
*Disclosure: Collaborative Post
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