As life progresses, which leads people into thinking to make things practical, in today’s society comes the idea that a fun holiday always means going somewhere, and usually out of town. And when they do not do that, aka spending holidays at home, they will say that their vacation is normal because it is only spent at home. People now consider that a little effort and creativity to prepare a fun holiday at home is too much trouble. They prefer a more practical road, visiting tourist attractions. Though a vacation at home can also be a fun holiday and memorable for all family members.
Things to consider in preparing a vacation at home are choosing activities that can involve every member of the family. Consider the age of your children and their hobbies. Do not let any family members who do not enjoy the togetherness. The activities you plan do not need complicated and exciting activities, enough activities that are simple but can be enjoyed by all family members. Focus on how to unite all family members with the activity. Below are some ideas of activities you might be able to do with your family to fill your vacation at home.
- If your family is a family that likes art, maybe you might consider doing a joint art project. It does not need anything big. Could have just painted together. But instead of painting on canvas or paper, why not make a little different. You can stretch out a large white cloth in your backyard, or in a garage, or wherever you think it is possible, then, prepare a clear plastic of half a kilo, then fill it with water you mixed with colorful paint, bubbles. Do not forget to install the floor or your garden with a plastic, so it will not get dirty due to paint. You and your children can wear a thin plastic coat to protect their clothes and body. After all the preparations are done, it’s time to have fun. How to paint is to throw plastic “balls” of paint, toward a white cloth. Do not focus on the results. Maybe the paintings will be very abstract later, but who cares, the main thing is you and your kids have fun.
- Do a service project. If you have an orphanage or nursing home in your neighborhood, you might consider doing a service project. For an orphanage project, you can ask your children to donate their items, such as clothing, books, toys. You may also consider making a cookie or cup cake with the family, to share in the project. If it turns out to be an orphanage or nursing home away from your residence you may be able to replace it by visiting your elderly neighbor. Make sure that the neighbors you plan to visit do not mind receiving your visits and family.
- Making a joint study can also be an alternative to fill the holiday. You can search for ideas that will be made on the internet. It does not need anything exciting. It could be something simple. And by utilizing the existing used goods.
- Vacation at home can also be filled by rearranging the interior of the house. Including changing the paint color of the walls. If your kids are teenagers, you can give them the freedom to decorate their own room. However, do not forget to remind them not to include the things that mean roughness and bad things
- If your family is one of those who loves gardening, it can be an exciting holiday project. You might consider learning new things about gardening, like trying to garden with a hydroponic system for example.
There are still many other things and ideas you can try to do to make your vacation in your home enjoyable. The thing to remember is how to make all family members enjoy whatever activities you plan for. Do not think about the end result. Togetherness and fun for your family is the main purpose of these activities. good luck…