- Go on a walk on a trail
- Play Wii games
- Play Sorry or Uno for 30 minutes
- Go to nail salon
- Go on a walk around the neighborhood
- Play board games
- Go to Baskin Robbins
As you may know, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Today, I have another in my series of activities for the family. I came up with a Mother’s Day activity for you and your family.
This activity was a bit of a challenge to come up with because I know most of my readers are women and mom’s. I also know that, if you’re like me, we aren’t too likely to tell our family we are doing this activity and oh by the way…this one is all about me. So my family and I brainstormed together what kind of activity we might enjoy that would be fun for the whole family and still be somewhat Mother’s Day related.
You can right click the picture above and select copy link. Then open that link in another window and print from there. Sorry, that is a pain, but back in the early days of my blog I didn’t save the printables anywhere but Google Drive and this one got lost somehow. duh! So, I don’t have this one anymore.
For this activity, you will want one square (or more) per family member. Each family member will write an idea of something they think their mom(or wife/partner) would like to do AND that the whole family would enjoy.
When we filled ours out, we had ideas such as:
You get the idea of activities. They should be something that you and your family enjoy…so they will likely be different than ours. I usually try to keep these types of activities electronic free.
Each person in our family filled out at least two of the squares. Then I drew out one from each family member. We ran out of time to complete all three that I picked out.
I think you could use this idea for an afternoon together as a family on Mother’s Day, which would be a great and inexpensive or free gift. You could also do what we are doing, we filled the squares out and each time we have some time together as a family, I get to pull a new square out. Then we do that activity. It is kind of fun to prolong the ‘celebration’ and to get more time with my family.
I pulled out to go to the nail salon. Pumpkin, my 6 year old had written this one. She knows I like to go, but that I almost never get to go. She thought we could go for this activity. It wasn’t in the budget nor would Mr. T, my husband, have enjoyed that. Since it was supposed to a be a family activity, we found a way to make it work.
The girls set up an assembly line nail salon. First, hands got washed. Then we got a little massage with our hands in warm water. Polish was removed and nails were painted. Mr. T even got in on the action. My nails were wet and I couldn’t take a picture…you know he is really upset about that! lol! He just got his hands washed and massaged. He had to work at a client location the following day, so he was pretty adamant about the no nail polish concept!
Next up, I pulled out a square to play Sorry or Uno as a family. Those are two of my favorite games. We played Sorry. It was a pretty fierce battle.
Toward the end of the game, I had only one pawn in my home spot. Everyone else had 2 or 3. I ended up coming from behind and came in second place. Pumpkin was the winner.
This little vase still sits on my kitchen table. It is ready for our next family time together. My girls keep asking when I am going to pull the next activity for us to do.
If you are a Mom, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you enjoy a restful, relaxing, and fun day with your family.