007: Family Activities (No Batteries Required!)

It seems like everywhere you go these days, everyone is “plugged in.” Phones, tablets, laptops, televisions and video games demand attention 24/7, and people are losing out on important personal connections. Here are some great activities you can do completely unplugged from your electronics! 

  1. Play outside: When was the last time the family all went and played outside together? Play tag, have a snowball fight or build a fort. At night, grab a book on astronomy from your local library and search for constellations.
  2. Break out the board games: Classic games like Monopoly, Sorry, Pictionary, and Twister will get everyone in the family giggling. You can also see if your town has a Board Games Café where you can try new games and meet new people, or organize a board games night for your apartment community with your Community Manager.
  3. Be a hometown tourist: When you go on vacation, you probably visit many attractions, museums, parks, and scenic spots. Have you ever tried that in your home town? Grab some brochures from your local visitors’ centre and play tourist for the day.
  4. Craft a masterpiece: Keep a box of odds & ends, scissors, tape, glue, paper, glitter, buttons, and anything else you can think of! Make a gift for grandma, custom birthday cards painted flower pots – get creative and see what you can come up with.

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