Simply Nerdy Mom: Fun Ideas For The Whole Family Over The Easter Break

Friday, April 5, 2019

Fun Ideas For The Whole Family Over The Easter Break


With Easter break approaching, you might be looking forward to spending some quality time with your family. Of course, if you want to make sure that happens then you have to start making some plans now. Your kids will probably want to see their friends, so you’ll need to make sure you schedule at least a little bit of family time as early as possible. You all deserve to spend some time together. If you’re looking for some creative suggestions to win over the kids/teenagers (and your partner) then here are fun ideas for the whole family over the Easter break.


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Watch a film.

One of the simplest ways to have a fun evening over the Easter break is to get the entire family to sit down and watch a film together. Who doesn’t like a good movie? Sure, you can all watch films any time, but it’s more special when you watch them with the ones you love. You could even take the opportunity to set up a proper home cinema. Obviously, you need a great TV for starters; the wider, the better. That way, nobody is complaining about having a bad view whilst they’re trying to enjoy the movie. Make sure you have a good set-up in terms of speakers too; you need surround sound and all the other gadgets to ensure the room has that fully-cinematic feel. And, of course, the couch needs to be perfect. Think of the cozy seating they have in cinemas and then one-up that. If you’re going to create your own personal cinema then it might as well be even better than the real thing, right?




Play some games.

A fun idea that’ll please everyone in the family is to play some games. Regardless of your age, playing games is always fun. That being said, you have to pick the right game to suit everybody in the family. Even in this age of modernity, however, the classics are still a hit with everyone. Who doesn’t love a good game of Scrabble or Cluedo? You could even take the super “old school” approach of getting a pencil and some paper so that you can play Hangman or Pictionary. Never underestimate the fun that you and your loved ones could have by simply playing some traditional board games or other family classics. The whole point is simply to get the entire family to gather in one spot and have some fun together. You could play a myriad of games so as to keep every member of the family happy. That way, everybody will have a chance to play the game they really want to play.




Of course, you’re a family in the modern world, so you don’t have to rely on board games if the kids are getting too “bored” (or if Monopoly is causing too many arguments). Maybe you could play some video games as a family. You might not like it when your kids lock themselves away for hours to watch Netflix shows or play Fortnite because it feels anti-social, but who says that technology can’t bring you all together? You could get a Wii for the living room and play some fun games together. Or maybe you could find some fun online games to play on the computer together. You might want to check out these smart driving games for some fun racing challenges and other fun simulators. If you want your kids to play suitable games then these would be good options.




Have a fun day in the garden.

It can be really challenging to find things to do that keep the entire family happy, especially as your kids get older. If you have any teenagers then you’ll know that this is the case. They’re too old for the zoo or other activities that you might have once suggested to a joyful response. But nobody’s ever too old for a fun day in the garden; if your kids are embarrassed to be seen out in public with their parents then this might be the perfect compromise. You can get some delicious junk food prepared so as to keep everybody interested in the idea of a chilled day in the garden, and you could get out some loungers for the whole family. That way, you can all relax together and do whatever makes you happy. The younger kids might want to play on a slide, the older kids might want to listen to their iPods, and the parents might want to read a good book.


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