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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Family That Plays Together, Stays Together

photo by KitAy

Every opportunity you create for you and your child to be together is an opportunity to talk, share and grow in character. And although every opportunity won’t extend into a discussion of the gospel, odds are, at some point, the topic will come up (if you take advantage of it). At the very least you will have ample opportunity to demonstrate Christian character for your child to model.

But, if you’re like me, you’re sometimes just too brain dead to think up ideas of what to do. Movie night, again. Same old board games, again. Take a walk to the park, again. There has to be some variety we could introduce, here.

Want ideas and inspiration? Go to The Homespun Heart’s page on themed Family Fun Nights. This family has the right idea when it comes to connecting with their children. What I like best is the simplicity of most of the plans. Togetherness does not have to be complicated or elaborate.

If nothing else, the pictures of her cherubic children will put a smile on your face!

Dads, don’t think this is a “mom” thing just because the blog’s author is a woman and she has all these creative ideas. I’m sure you have a trick or two up your sleeve. Pitching a tent or building a lean-to can be just as fun as baking cookies or picking flowers. This kind of togetherness implies activity of all kinds.

Although the activities on The Homespun Heart are geared for young children, I feel inspired. I feel like running to Wal-Mart in preparation for a paddleball night!

What kind of family night activities have you done? Share some of your ideas here.


thehomespunheart said...

Hi Deb - thanks so much for your e-mail and link! The main reasons I share our Family Nights are first to document them for my children and second hopefully to inspire someone else to do things with their family. I hope that at least the ideas I share will provide a spring board to think of an idea that might work for each family!
Great topic!

Deb Burton said...

Thanks for checking in, Monica! Your ideas definitely have my juices flowing. I wasn't able to find paddleballs at our local Wal-Mart, but those giant balls they have, hmmmm....