Children can get bored during vacation, especially if you don’t have plans to send them to a youth camp. Even if you have planned for an out-of-town trip, they will express their boredom, especially when there is no Internet connection in the place where you are to stay. You can look for alternative activities to make the vacation time a memorable one for them, such as games and activities meant for the whole family to enjoy.
A ball is a versatile tool. For example, you can have the family stand in a circle and play music. Whoever gets the ball when the music stops has to dance or entertain the group. If you have a football and there is a backyard to play in, you can take advantage of both. Should the weather not permit playing outside, you can get a big box and encourage the kids to join. The group can be divided into Team Dad and Team Mom. Scores will be tabulated on who shoots more balls into the box. Other factors, while shooting the ball, can be added to make it more challenging. The prize can be more servings of ice cream for the winning team, or the punishment for the losing team is to wash the dishes after dinner.
Whether it’s day or night, rain or shine, luxury board games can help pass the time. If there are many players, you can always opt to sit down on the floor. One of the best luxury board games in the UK and other places that could be played for hours is the Monopoly. Both young and adults will learn to buy and trade. Children will enjoy the play money in the game and hone their skills in math, while the adults can try using their negotiation skills.
If your children are adults and know how to play card games, this can also be a good one. If there are children involved, a simple card game of whoever gets the biggest number wins. It doesn’t have to include money. Bets can be in the form of favorite foods and treat that the person with the lowest wins will have to buy after the game.
Water Balloons and Water Guns
This game is best played in the backyard of your summer home. It can be played with as many teams as possible. Water guns and water balloons will keep the children busy for a time, enough for you to cook or prepare dinner in peace.
Banana Eating Contest
Pairs play a banana eating contest. It will involve one who will hold the banana and the other who will eat it. Both players will be blindfolded and will try their best to finish their banana without being smothered in the face with it. Take note that the individual who will eat the banana will have their hands on their back the whole time. The game becomes challenging, but fun at the same time.
While not having an Internet connection in your summer vacation home may seem disadvantageous for the youth, you can prove them wrong by providing them with exciting activities to do. Doing this will help to strengthen the bond and improve the sportsmanship of the family.