Making a family
activity jar is a great way to not only get out and do things
as a family but try new things other than the "same old"
parks and museums you usually go to.
First, have each
family member come up with a list of ten places to go to that
are all local. They can be usual favorites, or places that
they have always wanted to go to but never have. You can pick
up a local tourist guide (usually free) for inspiration if
you are having problems coming up with ideas. Then, write
each on a small piece of paper, fold each, then place in a
jar with a lid. You can also decorate the jar if you like.
On a family day
where you are wanting to do an activity, shake the jar, remove
the lid and then each family member takes turns pulling out
an activity to do.