Friday Randomness {Guest Blogger} Well Rounded Home


Welcome to Randomness Friday this week I'm excited to announce we have a Great Guest Blogger Meet Kacey from Well Rounded Home.


I’m a wife (seven years and counting), and working mother to two adventurous boys and a smiling baby girl. The hubbie and I are constantly looking for ways to burn off the kids never ending supply of energy. As if that’s not enough to keep me busy, I also work full-time at a real estate investment company.


Once the kids came into the picture, I decided that it wasn’t just enough to have a house. I wanted to create a happy and welcoming home that everyone would love coming back to. Unfortunately/fortunately, not all the homemaking stuff, like cooking and decorating, comes naturally to me, which is how I came to start my blog, The Well-Rounded Home. It captures all the highs and lows of my homemaking journey--from failed attempts at DIY crafts to learning to say yes to the kids' messes and everything in between. Best of all, I also get to learn from some amazing readers.


Forget about Friday night lights, it's time for Friday Night Fun!
Since most of us are guilty of spending way too much time watching t.v., surfing the internet, texting, playing video games and talking on our cell phones, I challenge you and your families to unplug and check-in. If you're worried that your family will turn rabid when you turn off all the electronics, take it slow and start off with an hour or two. At a minimum though, commit to at least one family night a month. To get you going, here are 50 ideas of fun activities you can do at home with your family...
  1. Go through photo albums and share stories about your family
  2. Have an indoor picnic
  3. Pitch a tent and camp out
  4. Make homemade pizzas
  5. Decorate cookies
  6. Plant a box garden
  7. Write letters to family members or friends
  8. Have a Minute To Win It marathon
  9. Pull out your favorite books and have a read-in
  10. Paint your own artwork
  11. Play dominoes
  12. Do a Bible study together
  13. Play card games like UNO, Spades or Go Fish
  14. Pull out your fav games for game night (Monopoly, Sorry, Checkers, etc.)
  15. Make a family movie--write out a script or make it up as you go and get to filming
  16. Do a scavenger hunt
  17. Pick a water balloon fight
  18. Bring field day home with tug-a-war, sack races or other relay games
  19. Gather everyone at the table for dinner together
  20. Go around and have everyone talk about what they're thankful for
  21. Turn off the lights, break out the flashlights and tell stories
  22. Make homemade ice cream
  23. Put together a hot chocolate bar
  24. Exercise together
  25. Turn on the music and dance
  26. Have karaoke night
  27. Discuss today's hot topics to hear your family's take on what's going on in the world
  28. Plan your own Random Acts of Kindness Week
  29. Plant some flowers together
  30. Put together a puzzle
  31. Play a few rounds of bingo
  32. Have a puzzle-off--give each person a puzzle and first one to finish wins
  33. Try "Mad Libs"ing it
  34. Build a fort
  35. Play hide-n-seek
  36. Grab some magazines and create your own Barnes And Noble experience
  37. Check out the nightlife and see if you can spot any constellations
  38. Have an etiquette class
  39. Jump rope
  40. Play Simon Says
  41. Try some science experiments
  42. Make vision boards and take turns talking about them
  43. Have a spelling bee
  44. Try making a new recipe together
  45. Break out the chalk and decorate your driveway
  46. Go old school and play a game of four square
  47. Pour out the Legos and get to building
  48. Put together a train or race car track
  49. Talk about highlights of the year
  50. Take turns saying one thing you like about each family member
What about you...Are you and your family due for a vacation from the electronics? How will your family respond to unplugging? Are there any other fun family activities that you can do at home? Thanks Brooke for letting me chat it up with your readers here at Get Outta My Head Please! I made sure to throw in a lot of random activities for Randomness Friday.

5 comments:

  1. You are exactly right...I love these activities! Going to go check out your site1

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  2. Happy to hear that Jessica. I'l be working through this list with my kiddos this year. Thanks so much for checking out my blog.

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  3. I found you through the blog hop. I'm your newest linky follower. Stop by www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com

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  4. Good ideas! :) Thanks for sharing!

    www.sister-dipity.blogspot.com

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  5. What fun ideas!! Karaoke night would be something to do with my family - I wouldn't want to scare strangers with my singing!
    Kelly

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