April 30, 2020
We at Premier thought we would take a break from our traditional health insurance blog forum to share some feedback from clients, friends, and others in the Chicagoland area who have told us how they’re keeping their families sane, safe and active during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Family Game Night
This may seem like a no-brainer, but playing games with the family is still a wonderful way to bond and communicate while keeping everyone’s mind off the ensuing madness. Game nights are perfect when stuck indoors, some of our favorites include Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Pictionary, Scrabble and countless others.
Do a Puzzle Together
It’s essential to not let everyone’s brain go to mush while locked under the same roof for weeks and months on end, and puzzles are a great solution. They inspire creative and constructive thinking and present an excellent opportunity for the family to bond while doing something constructive together.
Spring is notorious for rain, but we do have our moments of sun and pleasant weather. Why not take advantage of the sunny days by getting out in the backyard for a game of tag, croquet, hide and seek or any number of other fun backyard activities. They cost nothing and serve as a beautiful bonding experience.
Children are musical by their very nature, and many kids love putting on little shows and performances. Have the kids organize a little show for the family with singalongs, theatrical recreations and other performances to help inspire artistic talent while doing something that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Need a way to keep the kids engaged in a manner that’s completely outside the norm of everyday, stuck at home life? A family scavenger hunt is a great option. You can take turns where the children find things hidden by the adults, and then let them have a shot at making you find things they’ve hidden around the house.
When we’re limited to carry-out and cooking at home, preparing meals with the children is a fun way to keep things creative in the kitchen while passing on any family recipes that you’d like them to embrace as adults. It’s a great way to get them into veggies that they might otherwise not try, and a beautiful way to bond.
Home Improvement Projects
There isn’t a child alive who doesn’t want to be a part of the projects their parents are working on. Many have used this time at home to take care of home improvement projects, so why not get the kids involved and make the most of it. It can expedite completion time while teaching them new skills and exploring untapped interests.
Kids VS Parents Video Games
Does any parent need a reminder of how much their kids love playing video games. Bonding is a two-way street, so this is a great chance to take part in one of the things they genuinely love most. Find a game you like and can relate to, and then go head-to-head while engaging in conversation and a little friendly competition.
Family Movie Night
Movie night has been a staple in many households for decades, but this is an especially good time to get together and learn more about your children’s interests, passions and artistic tastes. Dedicate a night to watching a movie together, and let it be an opportunity to relax, teach and learn from those who look to you for guidance.
Build Something Together
From birdhouses and furniture, to even the most simple household creation, the experience of building something that will last ages is priceless in both functional and sentimental value. Not only is this a wonderful way to bond, it’s also an effective way to help the kids discover new passions and interests that don’t involve an LCD screen.
Have a suggestion you’d like to share? Are you and your family doing something unique to keep everyone in good mental spirits while stuck inside? Get in touch with Premier Financial Insurance in Lisle and let us know how you’re passing the time. We hope you’re all doing well and staying safe, and wish you and your loved ones peace and happiness during these crazy days.
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