Family Fun Activities: Charades

At our house the 6-7 p.m. hour can either be the best part of our day or the worst part of the day.  This is the time of day when we are both tired and our patience has been tested too much.  Hillary and I yearn for the calm that comes when both girls are asleep in their beds and we can relax.  So how can this hour be a great time for your family?  Here is one simple idea that worked for us tonight: charades.

Our girls love doing what they call “act-outs” where they jump in front of the TV and act out certain scenes.  I don’t know how it happened tonight but our family played charades together and it was hilarious.  We went pretty basic and didn’t even divide into teams.  Hillary told the three of us to act out certain animals or characters and the other two had to guess who or what it was.  The girls totally got into it and Norah’s hilarious laughter was contagious.  I even had to act as a cheerleader which the girls thought was crazy.

Charades was simple yet very effective in making the 6-7 p.m. hour the best hour our day.  What simple, fun activities do you all do as families?


About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on October 26, 2010, in Family Strategies and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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