It’s pretty hard to get everyone together at home lately. With the kid’s sports and social schedules dictating much of what we do – or don’t do – on the weekends, having a few hours to be together and unwind is rare. The last thing I want to do on a free evening is sit in front of the television (yet another screen!) with all of us less than engaged. Take a proactive approach to make sure your Family Game Night is a tradition that is anticipated and super fun.
Here are some tips on ways to make your Family Game Night a huge success.
Start Small. Nothing is worse that announcing what you think is a great idea to your family and getting looks of despair. This is typically followed by lots of excuses why they are not available or don’t want to take part.
Involve Everyone in the Game Selection. My sons ages span 10 years, so their interests are pretty different, except when it comes to games. They are all willing to try something new and are pretty competitive with each other. Be sure and have some fun planning together.
Use Food to Engage. One thing that is really important – but sometimes overlooked – is the Family Game Night menu.
Most of all, be sure and have fun yourself. If your kids see you are having a great time, they will, too. That is a sure sign of a successful Family Game Night!