In today’s post, we talk about some family bonding activities that are screen free! While technology plays such a big role in our day to day activities, bonding can feel so much better and easier when we put the devices away and focus on each other.
We all know how hard it is to get kids away from their screens. They’re so embedded in the world of technology today, with games like Fortnite and YouTube videos. It’s no wonder they can be difficult sometimes.
However, we all know that too much screen time can be bad for us. So, if you want to spend time together as a family it’s a good idea to look at activities you can do which don’t feature electronics.
Sometimes, you just want to spend time with your family without distractions. So why not look into activities that don’t involve electronics?
We have a few great ideas for family bonding activities that don’t include any tech or screens.
Here, you’ll discover 6 bonding activities without electronics you can do with the family.
1. Go on a Nature Hike
Experiencing the joys of nature together as a family is one of the best bonding experiences.
There’s nothing more soul satisfying that connecting with nature. Nature walks in particular are great for bonding.
The great thing about taking your family on a walk is that it’s not only good for their physical health, but also gives you time with the kids.
You can teach them things like what they come across and answer any questions they might have while out there together!
Plus walks tire all the kids out. As an extra bonus, it’ll lead to calmer, more peaceful evenings.
2. Host a Family Talent Show
How about hosting a talent show? You don’t need to venture out in order for the whole family watch different people perform. It’ll be fun, bonding and creative!
Each family member can show off their own special talents. Singing, dancing, stand up comedy. The list of talents are endless!
Then at the end of the talent show, everyone can choose a winner.
If your concerned that choosing a winner will lead to arguing or bad feelings, you could give everyone a mini participation prize. Let the talent show just be that nights form of entertainment, away from the screens.
No to mention, its a blast watching the kids rehearse their talents. Make sure to get creative with costumes and props! Be prepared for lots of laughter.
3. Have a LEGO Night
Everyone loves LEGO. They’ve been a favorite for decades. The cool things about LEGOs is that kids and adults can have tons of fun playing and building together.
You can spend a night building a LEGO set as a family. There are tons of fun and interesting sets to choose from now.
You’ll surely find one your whole family will love.
Spending time physically building things together is a great family bonding activity. You guys can spend loads of time enjoying building, creating and playing together.
Plus it helps develop fine motor skills in younger kids.
4. Cook or Bake Together
Kids are natural chefs! They love to cook and it’s a great way for you both to spend time together.
Older kids can help pick out the recipes from cook books or Pinterest and can read the instructions outload and designate who does what for dinner.
Even the younger kids can get in on the cooking activity. Let your toddler cook with you by creating their very own pizzas or cupcakes!
A rather interesting study found that most kids would prefer preparing their own meal from fresh ingredients over restaurant food, even if they’re only given the choice of one dish at first.
Really what this means is that they’ll be less picky when they’re the ones whipping up dinner.
This means not only is this a great activity for the family, but it’s a great way to get them to try foods they may not have been so keen on before.
Or you could turn it into a fun lesson. Set up a “cooking class” and teach your kids how to do basic cooking tasks.
Not only does this help with creating memories and closer connections, it also gives them valuable life skills they’ll use for years to come.
5. Go on a Family Bike Ride
Heading off on a family bike ride is anther wonderfully bonding idea for the whole family.
The fresh air helps everyone enjoy themselves and you’ll get to explore your area in new ways if it’s not something you do often!
Smaller kids can sit in a bike seat or a bike trailer while the older ones can ride their own bikes.
I suggest starting in safe, low traffic areas or bikes made for biking.
6. Night at the museum
Sometimes, you just need a night out with the family. And what better way than visiting an art museum?
It’s an exciting new experience for everyone as they get to explore new things outside of their normal routine!
The kids will find the break in routine exciting and they’ll learn a ton while out with the family.
There are so many bonding activities that don’t include electronics that your family would love.
Why not try some of the ones on this list the next time you need a tech-free break together.