3.25.2020

8 Ideas for your "At Home Days"

If you're like us, you're spending more time at home during this season! Time at home is a good thing, but you may be wishing for a little inspiration and some ideas for fun + special things to do together. Here are a few ideas! We hope they are a blessing.
1.Read a book aloud
(Of course this depends on your situation, because if you live by yourself, you don't want to read to your apartment walls!) If you have a younger sibling, pick out a book and read to them every afternoon. Or read aloud together as a family in the evenings! What a great way to spend quality time together! Our family loves reading G.A. Henty books + Lamplighters. Maybe purchase a few new ones for this season!
2.Play a game
Our family is on a Dutch Blitz kick right now! And during this slightly slower season, we're enjoying playing more games. Here are some favs:
-Ticket To Ride
-Settlers of Catan
-Bonanza
-Take 1 (played with scrabble tiles. It's similar to Bannanagrams)
- Rook
-Monopoly
-Boggle
-Chess

2.Play a game
Our family is on a Dutch Blitz kick right now! And during this slightly slower season, we're enjoying playing more games. Here are some favs:
-Ticket To Ride
-Settlers of Catan
-Bonanza
-Take 1 (played with scrabble tiles. It's similar to Bannanagrams)
- Rook
-Monopoly
-Boggle
-Chess
-Carsassonne
-Taboo
3.Go on a walk or sit and drink tea
Especially if the weather is nice, put on your shoes, grab a jacket and head out with a sibling, son/daughter or friend for a walk! But if it's cold or you're wanting to stay inside, make a cup of something hot (chai anyone?!) and sit down for a heart to heart with a family member. Or if you live alone, call up a friend!

4.Have a work or reading party
Just because you can't go to work or school anymore may not mean that you don't have work or school to do! So call together some siblings, children, or a friend and sit in your living room with your laptop or school book and work in one another's presence. A group of us did that the other day and it was super fun!  Or you can all grab your favorite book and sit together and read. This is great for evenings!
5.Gather in the kitchen and bake together
Make something special together. If your a large family like us, it takes Christmas Eve to all actually work in the kitchen together. But take this season to all gather and bake! You could pair up (if you're a large family) and make a favorite appetizer, or if there's just two of you, bake something sweet for dinner!

6.Watch a movie
Gather in you living room as a family and watch a movie! Here are a few great ones for the family!
1. A Man Called Peter
2. Indescribable
3. Facing the Giants
4. Captain's Courageous
5. Sheffy

7.Send a package to a friend or someone in need
It's more blessed to give than receive and now is a perfect time to practice that! Send a little gift to bring some cheer to someone's day. Or you may have an older friend who's feeling lonely. Send them a special treat or give them a call!
You might know of a friend or family who is struggling right now and doesn't have as much as you do, so send them a card and some money.
8.Get creative and DO SOMETHING OUT OF THE BOX!
You all may have just had the way you do things and have done them for the last two-hundred and fifty years (ha!), but who says you can't have a picnic in the bedroom (like us ladies did the other day), eat breakfast for dinner, or grab sleeping bags and have a campout in your living room, or dress up and have a fancy dinner! This is a great time to do a few of those special and extra fun things. Come up with something new and let us know in the comment section below what you did!

And above all, remember to bring glory to God in whatever you do! Be a beacon of light to those around you who don't know Jesus. Now is a great time to show the world that we as Christians aren't fearful, because Jesus is our Anchor! So wherever you go (that probably won't be very many places, but we all still need groceries!), wear a smile and tell someone about our amazing Savior and His love for them!

 I hope these ideas were inspirational and helpful!
What ones were your favorites or what do you do as a family to make memories?

"I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved."
Psalm 16:8

3 comments:

  1. Oh fun ideas. I love the game "Ticket to Ride", though we don't own it. Monopoly is a personal favorite. We also have Monopoly Socialism--a great way to learn about socialism (and it's follies).

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  2. These are some great ideas! This post was especially helpful as we have all just gone into lock-down in NZ. Thanks!

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