Thursday, April 24, 2014

Family Fun Hour

Short and sweet today with an idea we've been enjoying lately! Every Wednesday on Slow Day - we also complete our Home Blessing Hour ala Fly Lady! I used to always want to have this done before school started, but probably obvious to all of you - it really threw a wrench into our school schedule.

At any rate, we started doing it in the afternoon after Quiet Time and it works much more smoothly. In addition, I added a second hour and called it Family Fun Hour. After we work together to get the house clean, each child gets to choose something for us to do together. The idea is about 20 minutes on each of three things but we typically only get to do two and just stretch one longer.

My only rules for Family Fun Hour are: it has to be free, it has to be together, it has to be something we can do at home.

So far, we have played games, done science experiments, played with bubbles, painted, gone for a walk and more. It has turned into a super fun thing to look forward to after working together to clean and it is like a lovely reward at the end of our work.

Not only that, but I find that even though we are home together ALOT, it can be hard to make time for the fun things like those mentioned above and especially for all of us to enjoy together. So, this serves a multitude of purposes and has been full of blessings for us.