We are not really a sports family at all. While we do enjoy a live baseball or hockey game from time to time, it’s usually only when we are invited and have free tickets! Outside of that we rarely watch sports at home. Our Sunday afternoons are usually spent catching up with housework or finally doing our grocery shop for the upcoming week. Exciting, I know. Even though I don’t particularly feel the need to invite Sunday afternoon football into our home, unless copious amounts of snack and friends accompany it, I do feel like we are missing out on some of the family fun and memories that are created. This got me thinking about how we could be more deliberate with our free time as a family, on Sunday afternoons specifically. Here are the ideas I came up with if your a non-sports family like us!
1. Take A Walk
This Autumn weather has me wanting to get outside as much as possible. I just love this time of year and all the pretty leaves and sights it brings. Since it’s cooled down so much it’s the perfect time for long walks. We try to make it as fun as possible for my toddler by looking for fun nature things to collect as we go.
Sundays are the perfect day to whip up some yummy treats to enjoy all week, if they last that long. Our most favorite thing to make together are cookies, because they are easy to throw together and toddlers really get into the decorating part. Plus, they are delicious. Check this amazing butter cookie recipe!
3. Make A Craft
Another fun activity to do as a family with the kids is crafts. We often try to include our nature finds someway into what were creating to make it extra special. This time of year is especially fun, because you can make a ton of cute holiday crafts and even given them away to grandparents, aunts and uncles or even just to add some festive decor to your home.
4. Family Movie
Picking out a family movie to watch or go see all together is always so much fun. We either try to smuggle our favorite snacks into the theatre or we make hot cocoa at home and light the candles to set the cozy vibe. Sometimes we only make it half way through if my 2.5 year old is over it, but I still love the fact we have created a sense of wonder and fun for all 30 minutes that it lasted. If you really want to take it up a notch, you can build a fort to watch your movie in!