Feeding Ducks—and Talking with Your Kids and Teens about Balance with This Easy Outdoor Family Activity
This activity helps your family focus on slowing down and finding the right balance in their lives. The activity is simple: gather some rocks from your yard and use them to create a cairn (often used as a landmark in hiking to help you and others know you’re on the right path). For added meaning, paint the rocks in a way that symbolically represents the landmark changes happening in your life right now.
This team game will have you laughing while helping refine your communication skills (and your motor skills, too)! Whether you’re building teamwork skills at work or looking for ways to talk with your kids about teamwork, you’ll love this game! Team up in pairs and have player 1 face away from a bowl filled with Ping-Pong balls. Player 1 uses chopsticks to move the balls from one bowl to another while player 2 tries to guide him by telling him how to move his hands!
This name-that-tune style art game uses graph paper to see who can draw an object using the least amount of squares. It also provides a great parallel to setting and achieving goals, and it can help you talk about growth and goal-setting with your family!