Welcome to the Geauga News Weekly Roundup! See “From Woman XI,” a celebration of female artists, all this week in Kirtland. Feeling hungry? Support the Western Reserve Masonic Lodge and attend their spaghetti and meatball dinner. Want to stay in and away from the cold? Check out our list of seven indoor activities that you can enjoy with your family.
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Seven Indoor Activities for You and Your Family (Part One)
Sometimes when it’s snowy and cold outside, there’s nothing better than staying indoors. Of course, binge watching Netflix and sitting in front of a screen isn’t the only way to spend your day. That’s why we put together this list for you. Here’s seven fun, family-friendly activities that you and your loved ones can enjoy together.
- Make a Puzzle
Using an image of your choice, you can design and create your own puzzle online. Bring a favorite photo into your local Staples or Walmart, and they can print a puzzle for you. If analog art is more your family’s thing, pick up a puzzle painting kit and draw your own puzzle design. Puzzles can be done in a cooperative, “all-hands-on-deck” effort – or, you can make a puzzle for each person in your family!
- Draw Your Family Tree
Do you know where your great grandmother grew up? Or how about where your mom and dad met? Drawing your family tree is more than just writing a list of names. It’s a fun way for you and your kids to share the story of your family. Even a single person or a young couple can enjoy this indoor activity. Draw your family tree and discover where you come from. If you don’t know all the information you need, try out a genealogy service like Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org.
- Host a Board Game Tournament
Nothing says family friendly fun like a day of board games. You can turn your board game day into a friendly competition by hosting a board game tournament. For every person playing in the tournament, there’s a set amount of points. For instance, if there’s five people in your family, five points are at stake in each game. Every time someone wins a game, they get the most points. Second place gets the second most points, and so on. Feel free to invite friends over for the tournament. More board games and more players means more fun for everyone. Play all of your favorite board games, keep track of your scores and crown a family board game champion!
- Enjoy an Indoor Picnic
When the weather outside is cold and frightful, an indoor picnic can be a creative way to dine differently with your family. Get a large blanket and spread it out over your floor. Pack a picnic basket with your favorite sandwiches and snacks. Sit around on the ground an enjoy an unorthodox picnic with your family. You could turn the TV on and enjoy a movie while you eat. Or you could chat with each other and gaze out your window – thankful that you’re inside, warm and well-fed.
See the rest of our list after Monday’s events!
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Seven Indoor Activities for Your and Your Family (Part Two)
- Design a Family Scrapbook
Scrapbooking is a classic way to keep memories for generations. Although the internet and social networking have decreased the popularity of scrapbooking, this “old school” indoor activity still has tons of merit. Create a physical keepsake of your favorite family photos, words and memories. You can use photos from your Facebook account and images found on the internet for the visuals. Include stickers, stories and other trinkets that relate to you and your family.
- Pickle Fruits and Vegetables
Make snacks that will last for years to come. Pickling is a fun activity that gives you a safe, non-perishable foodstuff you can hold on to. Try your hand at pickling beets, onions and hot peppers. If you’d rather something sweet, try peaches, apples or pears. Just about any fruit or vegetables can be pickled. All you need are mason jars, homemade brine and a family full of helping hands.
- Plan a Family Outing or Vacation
You may not want to go outside now, but Spring and Summer are just around the corner. How will you spend the first sunny days of this season? Rather than figure it out when the good weather gets here, talk with your family and plan your next outing. There’s a lot of fun indoor and outdoor activities you can enjoy together. When you take the time to plan them, you can get the most out of your family time. Discuss where you want to go on vacation this year. Previsualize and get excited for the good weather and good times ahead!
Will you try the activities on this list? Which ones interest you most? Do you and your family have a fun indoor activity that you enjoy together? Let us know in the comments section, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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