Fridays are Family Days at the Whitt House. It’s important that we spend time as families building into each other. With that in mind I want to pass along some great family team building insights from Tricia Gover and Cindy McCormick Martinusen’s article in Homelife Magazine. I hope it blesses you and your family as much as it has me and my family. Have a great Friday!
Family Team Building
1. Great Goals: Promote activities in which siblings must work together to reach a goal.
2. Games: During family time, join the children as a team.
3. Working together: Assign chores that must be completed with cooperation.
4. Charity Work: Unite your children to reach out to the less fortunate.
5. Fun Projects: Promote sibling activities such as large puzzles, birdhouses or craft kits to develop a sense of teamwork. Use limited supplies such as glue and markers, so children will have to share.
6. An Offering For Every Occasion: Unite forces to create gifts, such as cookies, for neighbors or presents for grandparents.
7. Book Time: Have children read to each other, or have an older child read to a young sibling. Also, make up your own “sibling” stories for your children. Have Super Brother save little sister from the scary bear, or add your children as characters to Bible stories.
8. King Or Queen For The Day: Have one day a week be “Royal Kid Day.” One child is the king or queen and will receive special treatment. The other children will enjoy themselves as they prepare food and games for the queen or king for the day.
9. Special Parent Day: Siblings will have tons of fun working together to fulfill the needs of the chosen adult. (This is great for the adults too!)
10. Family Talent Night: Encourage each child to shine like a star in front of the family. Tumbling acts, singing specials, or the presentation of school projects will brings claps and support from other siblings.