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Unique Family Activities to Try This Year!

Let’s face it: all family activities should be great, even if it’s just sitting in the living room and watching television together. But you can help kick things up a notch by taking on some really unique family activities such as these, especially with summer coming up!

Camping
Camping has sadly been on the decrease when it comes to popularity. It used to be considered a fairly traditional family activity, but these days people tend to see it as much less conventional! After all, there’s more incentive to stay at home these days than ever, right? But let’s face it: camping is not only fun, but it’s also a great excuse to get some exercise and really challenge yourself. It’s also the perfect opportunity to teach your kids some new skills that can come in handy out in the wild! Check out some essential tips for family camping to make sure you get it done safely. 

Picking Fruit
There are fruit fields all over the country that allow families to come in and pick their own fruit for a small fee. This can be an amazing way to teach kids about where their food comes from, which can help them appreciate its value. And learning how to tell great fruit from bad fruit is definitely a skill that will come in handy once they’re old enough to start cooking! Try picking fruit together then coming back home and making an incredible dessert with what you’ve collected. You could even make your own ice cream together – another unique family activity for you to consider!

Photo Shoots
Family photoshoots are great at bringing out the posers in everyone. It can be a really fun experience as long as your kids aren’t camera-shy! If you work with the right family photography experts, you can get some amazing shots that are incredibly high quality, and some of the backgrounds and props you can get will make the photos really unique! They’re great for hanging up in the living room or even sharing on social media (provided your kids won’t get embarrassed by them being plastered all over the Internet!).

Volunteering
If there’s one thing the world needs, it’s more volunteers. There are a bunch of volunteering activities that families can do together, such as visiting nursing homes, cleaning local parks, and even taking place in local fund-raising activities for homelessness or illness. This isn’t just an opportunity to have fun; it’s a chance to make a real difference for people, and to help highlight to your kids the importance of helping others.

Read!
Perhaps reading doesn’t sound like all that unique a family activity. Maybe I’m just throwing this in here because I’m afraid that families don’t read together enough. A lot of families start to see reading as a more private thing once children are past a certain age and are no longer crying out for a bedtime story! But family reading is an incredible activity that can help all of you bond and develop your skills. Consider going to a library and picking up something exciting soon!

*This is a collaborative post*

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