Resolution #3: Spend More Time with Family
Snowy Fun with the Kids (Pinterest inspired)
Part 3 in our series, “Setting Successful New Year’s Resolutions,” brings us to the goal of spending more time with family. Adults and kids alike have busy schedules that keep families hopping day in and day out at the expense of quality time together. The key is to schedule specific days – or even an hour or two – just to enjoy each other’s company and have fun.
Here are some Pinterest-inspired ideas to help you enjoy some quality time this winter with your family.
CREATE WITH MOTHER NATURE’S BEAUTY
Fill balloons with water and add in a few drops of food coloring. Tie the balloon and arrange them along your driveway or walk way. A few hours later, return to your creations and pop the balloons. The result is sure to make your kids smile at the colorful marble décor they create.
Food coloring + water + squeeze bottles = Low mess fun.
HEAD BACK IN FOR SOME WARM COCOA AND FUN IN THE KITCHEN (See Recipe Below)
DRIVE-IN INDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
As the day comes to a close, and you’re finished with supper, how about a “Drive-In Movie Night”. This idea comes from a blog called Homemaking Fun, and I just love the special touches she added to make it just like having the theatre in the living room. Each kid brings in a pillow and blanket and decorates a cardboard box like a car using markers, paper plates etc.
Set up a concession stand with snacks and drinks. Give each child some paper money to “buy” their movie ticket with one dollar and the remaining $6 can buy whatever they want for snack. More details on her blog here.
I hope these ideas help you find ways to spend more time making memories with your family in 2013! For more snow day activities, we invite you to link up to these stories or visit our Pinterest page.
Make Marshmallow Snowmen Treats
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- Dash salt
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 4 c. milk
- ¾ tsp. vanilla
- Bring sugar, cocoa, salt and water to a boil in the pan and cook for two minutes stirring occasionally
- Add milk and bring up the heat, then add vanilla. Whisk until frothy.
- Top with mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks and/or whipped cream.
- Wooden skewers
- Pretzel sticks
- Tic Tacs
- Candy melts
- Chocolate frosting
- Fruit by the Foot