The weekend is everyone’s favorite part of the week. This is the perfect time to relax and be with friends and family. Aside from going to church, what other fun activities can you do next? Here are 5 things you and your family can try out.
– Nail Art
Just like any type of artistic expression, nail art aims to go beyond what we usually see on a daily basis. A regular manicure/pedicure session can turn into a bedazzling experience of mixing and matching nail polish, beads, and glitters to turn your nails into beautiful canvases. Take for example Minnie, the creator behind the Youtube channel Nailbees. She creates amazing videos about nail art painting that will blow your mind. Her nail art designs range from anime characters, holographic designs, and cute animal creatures that will surely make heads turn. Compare nail art designs with one another, or have your mom paint yours and vice versa.
– Plant herbs
Getting your hands dirty in planting is not a bad idea, and herbs are not very challenging to grow at all. Recycle old plastic containers. Have your children decorate them using non-toxic paint. Punch holes at the bottom of these containers for drainage, and then add potting soil. Have your children choose what herbs they want to plant. Oregano, basil, rosemary, parsley, and cilantro are some of the easiest to grow. Place your containers in a sunny windowsill and remind your children to water them regularly. In a matter of days, notice sprouts coming out of the soil. This creates a feeling of accomplishment for your children.
– Film a cooking show
Stage a cooking show with your kids. Have them wear aprons, chef hats, and provide oven mitts or pot holders. Don’t forget to remind your kids with safety measures everytime they’re in the kitchen. Planning to cook a roasted turkey with stuffing? Now that can be complicated with children, but with proper guidance. It’s not as hard as you expect it. Speaking of turkey, did you know what temperature does the FDA recommend cooking a turkey to? According to the USDA, your oven must be set at 325F, and the turkey must have an internal temperature of 165F. Always have your food thermometer handy.
– Karaoke night
Everyone loves singing and let’s admit it, one of the best ways to do it is while bathing. Now, can you imagine doing this as a family bonding activity? That’s right, try having a karaoke night. You can sing your favorite Frank Sinatra songs while the kids jam over popular artists of today like Ariana Grande, or Sam Smith. It’s going to be a blast for sure.
– Movie or series marathon
Another way to spend time after going to church is having a movie or series marathon. Come up with a theme that everyone agrees to. You can try chick flicks, horror, comedy, and drama. For series shows, Netflix does not disappoint. Don’t forget the popcorn.