Can you believe it’s the LAST day of 2013, me neither!
This year has just slipped on by and I feel like a lot of missed opportunities to spend meaningful time with my family have too . But not in 2014! As a New Year is beginning many people consider resolutions , or what to do to improve themselves in the coming year. With the busy lives (I) we all lead today it’s SO hard sometimes to find time to improve our family relationships and build bonds, but an easy way to squeeze in family time and Family Fun is by creating a Family Fun Bucket List for the New Year.
Why do we need a Family Fun Bucket List
Bucket lists are “trendy” but for good reasons; they concentrate all the fun we want to have in one , easier to accomplish, list. When you are creating a Family Fun Bucket List you have certain considerations to to make ; such as the family budget and personal preferences of each family member. Regardless of the age of each family member you can create a list of fun family activities that will help each member bond through good, clean , family fun. Instead of spending another weekend sitting around , doing a whole lot of nothing you’ll have a plan of ACTION that will bring you closer to your spouse and kids, get you more active and destress by just having FUN
How to make a Family Fun Bucket List
There are a few steps you’ll take to create a bucket list that every member of your family will enjoy. Remember it’s about your FAMILY , so one activity might not be your favorite but everyone should have a chance to do something they think is really fun and bring you and the rest of the family along for the ride . Chances are you’ll really like it too. So first things first :
1. Brainstorm fun ideas. Sit around the kitchen table and find out what each family member thinks is fun. Is it a movie night at home with loads of treats, a geocaching day, a theater matinee, ziplining …whatever the ideas may be throw them out there.
2. Set some rules . Sure a trip to Paris would be LOADS of fun , but it might not fit in your family’s budget. Select 3 to 5 criteria that will help cut down on the items in your list. Budget , physical abilities , fear factor..whatever you decide the criterion will help boil down the list.
3. Monthly Fun . Try to create a Family Fun Bucket List of at least 12 activities , at least 1 per month. Arrange your Bucket list by the most appropriate month for the activity (might be hard to go skiing in August or water skiing in December depending on where you live) .
4 . Create a Printable list . Post your list somewhere your family will see it every day . Talk about the month’s upcoming bucket list item and get EXCITED.
No matter what is on your Family Fun Bucket List for 2014 be sure to make one ! It’s important to carve time for family into our busy lives to create memories you’ll enjoy for years to come. So make that list, snap some pictures and enjoy 2014 with your family !