Let’s all admit we need a break from what’s going on in our own minds right now. We need a little time where we can turn off the phones, shut the laptops, look into the eyes of the people we love and find some joy in this season where our worlds are turned upside down. This humble post is not going to change your life, but I hope that it will help change the atmosphere of your home for a few minutes a day for the next couple of weeks. There is beauty in this season of being home together. I want to show up for my own life and for my family and make some special memories around this season at home. And in the craziness of trying to make life work right now, instead of running away from my present reality, I want to take the hands of those I love and run straight into it. Want to join me?
This post is a collection of simple, creative ideas to get your family together and making memories. There is little to no prep involved in all of these, and they can all be completed using materials you probably already have around your house and in your backyard.
It only takes a little bit of effort to delight a child. Pick an idea, don’t overthink it, and give it a try!
Sending love and health and hope to all of you and to your families. May we all wake up to the miracle of our ordinary lives today.
Backyard Sensory Scavenger Hunt: Perfect for kids who love to run, jump, smell, touch, taste, and experience life with big senses.
Poetry Deliver Project: Make a quick recording of your children (and yourself) reading poems, and deliver them via text to friends and family. Ask them to reply with a poem of their own and create a family poetry album of beloved voices.
Invent-a-Holiday: Use this simple handout to create your own family holiday. Work on it together or let everyone create his/her own. This fun exercise may turn into a tradition you celebrate year after year.