Family Night???????????????

Sheri - posted on 11/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hi Everyone! I would like to make a family night and would like some ideas? Of what to do? What games there is out there? Anything I would like to start in January so have some ideas going before then.

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Sheri

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Melissa - posted on 12/01/2009

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Hi, Sheri. My kids look forward to family night every week. We take turns putting ideas in a jar and picking a new idea for each week. Everyone gets a chance to put their idea in the jar (with Mom & Dad's approval, of course) My kids have come up with some surprising ideas such as hide-n-seek, playground fun challenge (races), popcorn and family movie (at home), craft night, Photography night (each child has a digital camera and take photos of the family in action (we then watch the photos slide show on our computer) Freeze dance party, cookie making party, board game night (Uno, Life, dominoes, twister, etc. We have gone bowling, the movies, Dave & Busters (if you have one - it's a real treat!), a baseball game and the drive in movies, You can go all out or just simple stay at home time. Let the kids help come up with the ideas and the fun never stops. We have one rule...no idea is stupid and Everyone participates (It might be their idea next week!) Hope this helps. Have fun!

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Ruth - posted on 12/03/2009

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we do movies nights here. and game nights we play board games or video games. we also read books together. in the car we dont just play i spy we give hints to a critter around the world and see if any one else in the car can guess it. my hubby is best at stumping the rest of us. we also watch some football games together.

Angela - posted on 12/03/2009

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I have family night once in a while I kinda slacked on it but is going to start back up soon. I dont know the age of your children but some of the things we did was movie night, game night, skate night, and bowling night, Have fun.

Zeneida - posted on 12/02/2009

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Hi!
Having Family Night is a great idea! I'm so glad i found this topic b/c my mother has been doing it since i was a youngster and i pass the tradition to my kids. Every Friday is Family night! It call Family Nite Friday Nite!! My husband and i work and my children attend school so of course when Friday comes it a yay!

On cold/rainy days we order take out food and rent a movie, make popcorn and curl up in blankets in the family room and watch movies that everyone would enjoy! We also do board games, bake cookies/cakes, arts/crafts (Christmas is coming even better) Make silly home videos or even actually talking and laughing about each other day/week!

On beautiful nights we go to the Movies, Broadway Plays, Bowling, Ice skating, Parks, Dave & Busters, strolls, or even shopping!

Its one of the best things my mother has passed on to our family. Keeps the family together!!

Have Fun!!

Jane - posted on 12/01/2009

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Depending on the age of your children board games are always fun. My kids love to play UNO. It's a great chance for younger kids to do some matching. We like playing our Wii also

Julie - posted on 12/01/2009

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My kids love playing video games and I've found that we can actually make this a family activity. There are tons of games that my husband and I both enjoy while also entertaining the kids. I know a lot of families who do this as well and got the idea from a friend. It's also great to get both of my kids involved together. I've found the competitiveness to be healthy for their relationship.

Traci - posted on 12/01/2009

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Bowling is always fun, if you have the time and money to invest. We also like to do games too. Some suggestions are pictionary junior, Uno, Cranium Halo Balloo( good for younger kids), trouble, sorry, monopoly junior. We also enjoy playing games on the Wii, such as Wii fit, outdoors challenge, and any of the sports like bowling, tennis, baseball ect. Another thing that we LOVE to do maybe once every couple of months is going to stay at a hotel w a pool and going swimming, and hanging out watching movies. Good luck!

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