This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. All opinions are 100% mine.
Having a family fun day at least once a week can be a wonderful family bonding experience. If you do it while “unplugged”- away from all electronics- you can focus on one another and create wonderful memories with your kids and spouse. In the age of technology, it may be hard to think of some fun things the entire family will enjoy, but it can be done. We try to have family “unplug” night every Saturday! This is one time where we all agree to turn off our devices and just enjoy each other! I admit at first it was a struggle to get the teens to completely unplug but now they often have to remind us!
We usually like to change things up and then end the night with a good movie and JOLLY TIME Pop Corn! Jolly Time Pop corn is the only brand my kids will eat! With so many great flavors there is something for everyone! Since I am trying to watch my calories I love the 100 calorie Healthy Pop Kettle corn and the kids prefer the Xtra Butter or BlastObutter of course! So, when I learned that JOLLY TIME has a great campaign going on called Unplug Pop Connect, that encourages families to unplug and enjoy family time, I knew it was perfect for us! So I was happy to take the pledge! Let’s face it if you have teens it’s sometimes very hard to get them to unplug! Check out a few of the following tips and ideas for having a memorable Family Fun Night with your family.
Board games and puzzles: What did family fun nights consist of before the Internet? Games, but not the kind on electronics. Bust out the old-fashioned board games and puzzles and have fun competing against one another for the title of “Winner” for the week.
Do family interviews: Write down a list of questions that are appropriate for each family member (ie: what is your favorite color, what’s your favorite memory) and ask each family member to respond. Have one person write down the answers and record them in a family scrapbook.
Go for a walk: An after dinner walk can be good for your health, help you unwind before dinner, and provide the perfect opportunity for your family to talk to one another.
Cook together: Sometimes, family fun night can get rushed because of the other things you have going on. Use dinnertime as part of the family fun night and cook together. It’s fun and teaches your kids valuable skills.
Make a craft: You can plan ahead for this one, gather all supplies, and then make a family craft together. Hang it in a spot the whole family can see and enjoy it.
Play a sport. Even if you’re not the outdoors type, throwing a ball back and forth or a quick game of basketball can be a fun time for the whole family and is a great way for you to all stay active.
Start a family book club: It doesn’t matter if they read to you or you read to them, or if you all read your own books, you can still start a family book club. All you have to do is discuss the books you read once a week. This helps kids learn to pay attention to details and story sequence, which is a skill they will need in school, and it’s a fun way for you to see what your kids can remember, what they enjoy reading, and for you to share your interests and ideas with them.
To Learn More:
Be sure to visit the Unplug Pop Connect site and share your own family pledge in order to receive a high value coupon or possibly win a great prize package!
In the comments below please tell me what you and your family do when you “unplug”?