A family movie night is another great way for you to laugh, and make meaningful memories together. If there are different movie genre preferences, have each family member select a movie of their choice. During movie night, I invite you to be fully present and turn your phone off, or any other things that can distract you, and pull you away from the moment. You can have an indoor movie night or be adventurous and have an outdoor movie night in your backyard under the stars, which makes for wonderful memories.
5. Attend a Free Concert
Attending a family-friendly free concert is an exciting way to spend time together as well. You have the chance to hear good music while singing and dancing together. There is no prep involved on your part, and listening to music definitely helps uplift and strengthen everyone's spirit. After a very busy week, this is a wonderful way to start the weekend on a lighter note. Many cities will have weekly or monthly summer concert series that you can participate in.
6. Attend the County Fair
Eating funnel cakes, cotton candy, burgers, playing games, winning prizes, and riding attractions like the Ferris wheel are exciting activities at the County fair. The county fair is an annual summer event that the entire family can look forward to. There is something fun for everyone to do for minimal costs and it is an event that is exciting each year, bringing together fun old school traditions and entertainment!
7. Cook a Meal Together
Cooking a family meal together is a creative and fun way to come together and eat a good meal. Create your own pizza, pasta dish, cupcakes, ice cream or lemonade, just to name a few. It’s also an opportunity to teach and share easy recipes with both parents and kids. If each family member makes a part of the meal including a drink and dessert, it ensures that everyone is included. Eating the meal together at the table allows everyone to check in and have focused quality time together. Try to keep the recipes simple so that no one feels overwhelmed and that you can enjoy the memorable moments with each other.
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