“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
National Family Week has been officially celebrated since 1985 when it was proclaimed by the government of Canada. Family is the single most important influence in a child’s life. From their first moments of life, children depend on parents and family to protect them and provide for their needs. Parents and family form a child’s first relationships. There are many ways to celebrate this very special week. Here are just a few ideas:
- Plan and cook a meal together.
- Go through family photos together. Talk about your favourite memories.
- Create a family playlist of your favourite songs. Have a dance party!
- Create a family scrapbook. Have a page for each member of the family.
- Go swimming together.
- Go outside and rake leaves as a family (have fun and jump in the leaf piles).
- Go outside and splash in the puddles.
- Go for a family bike ride.
- Read a book together.
- Have a family game night.
- Go for a walk and discover new things about your neighbourhood.
- Do a craft project. There are many great fall craft ideas on Pinterest.
- Help out families in need. Go through old toys/clothes and donate them together.
- Hold a family talent show and let everybody’s talents shine.
Take the time this week to do an activity together. Remember to have fun!
(Source: BC Council for Families)