These days people seldom spend quality time with one another as families should. Everyone is so immersed in their own life that they barely have time for those near and dear to them. With the hectic schedules that adults and children have these days, it is pretty hard for people to have any time to spend together. Everyone tends to eat meals on their own whenever they have time and even when families find precious time to spend some time together during a family meal, most people are usually on their phones or in a hurry to get to the next thing.
If the situation we have described above sounds familiar to you and you would like very much to remedy it as much as you can, then you have come to the right place! In this piece, we will suggest a few projects you can undertake as a family to encourage communication with one another.
Undertake A DIY Project
If you are someone who likes to get their hands dirty on some plywood, maybe include the kids in a DIY project. Start off with building a simple shelf; take the kids along for the entire ride. Getting the wood, cutting it as it should be, assembling the shelf and then sanding and staining it. The entire family can partake in the project from conception to execution. And this is something which can be done over the weekend. A great way to spend Sunday afternoon. And an added bonus is that everyone gets to learn a useful skill!
Start A Garden
If you have a green thumb or at least want to have it, then this is the perfect thing for you. You need to start a garden! If you have a backyard that’s perfect! But if you don’t you can opt to get some indoor planters or flower boxes for your windowsill. But assuming you have a backyard, then head on to a home supplies store and get some gardening equipment and seeds to plant.
Make sure you consult a professional and find out exactly what you will need to start a garden, in case you don’t know the basics to begin with. Once you have everything, get the whole family together and start the gardening adventure. Starting a garden is a great way to teach children responsibility and the virtue that is patience! The blossoming of flowers and fruit and vegetables will teach them a lot of valuable lessons, one of them being how precious it is to spend time with family.
If you want a fun project which can be picked up every other night before you put the kids to bed, then diamond art is a great idea. Once you purchase a diamond painting kit, you will have all you need. The kit comes with instructions, an applicator and little resin rhinestones that you will work with. There are outlines similar to the ones in paint by number, which serve as a base for your diamond painting.
Since this is intricate work and the tiny rhinestones are a potential choking hazard, it is a good idea to make sure that you are constantly supervising the activity. The bright colors and the instructions are a great learning tool for your kids and the relaxing activity can serve as a nice break for you as well. Since the activity does not involve creating a mess like painting does, it is a fun thing you can pick up every other day to enjoy in the evening when everyone is together.
Completing a project together with your family does not only feel great because of the end result but also helps you teach your children valuable lessons that they will carry for the rest of their lives!