January 27, 2017
What do you picture when you think about a close family unit? Do you visualize togetherness, having fun, and building lasting memories? Or do you see everyone sitting separately playing on phones, working on computers, or watching movies on their tablets?
Fun as a Family Tradition
Today, more than ever, it’s important to plan activities that bring the family together and out of the blue light. Having fun as a family is an important part of building a strong family identity. When families have fun together, they build bonds that can last a lifetime. As parents, you also have the opportunity to set the example and create lasting traditions in addition to those treasured memories. These are the things that help define and individualize each family and are often carried on as the families expand through generations.
Get Active & Be Creative
In addition to having fun, think about how you can be active and creative as a family. Instead of watching television or going to a movie or the mall, plan recreation that encourage interaction. Enjoy each other as well as the activity, whether it’s a game of basketball, a round of cards, karaoke, creating art, or just sitting out on the deck talking and laughing together. Camping, fishing, biking, walking, and hiking are also great forms of family recreation. Guess what, parents? It’s up to us
to take the initiative and make these things happen. When we make ourselves available, we show that we value our family and having fun together. As a result, our family relationships will grow stronger.
The Perfect Family Activity
Our You’re Fired
Studios are a perfect place for families (and friends!) to recreate and have fun together. Pottery painting is fun for the whole family and a great
way to start some of those happy traditions. We provide a creative, comfortable, and low-pressure environment for everyone to enjoy…. while they enjoy each other! For those of you “cleanies” out there, (you know, the parents who just can’t stand making a mess at the expense of having fun), we have removed this barrier as well! Once your experience is over, and the mess is laid out, all you need to do is leave! We’ll pick up after you; it’s all part of the experience.