Ropes courses are designed not only to offer an adventure for thrill seekers, but to enhance team-building skills that feature climbing and support. There are activities nationwide that are operated by professional facilitators, offering a variety of high- and low-ropes courses that consist of challenges that help increase leadership skills and problem-solving abilities. Families can participate and have fun, feel energized and obtain team-building skills.
Volunteering as a family helps others and brings members together to accomplish a common goal. For example, family members can take on a project with Habitat for Humanity and break a sweat building a home for a needy family, or adopt an elementary school classroom and work together to collect school supplies and classroom materials for the students. Volunteering with your family allows families to spent quality time together while learning the value of meeting the needs of people in need of assistance.
Because of many families' hectic schedules, eating dinner together may be a rarity. Enroll the entire family in a cooking class and learn new recipes, all while working as a team. Or simply get together as a family, interview each member about favorite foods, provide some basic instruction on nutrition, then involve the whole family in planning and preparing healthy, nutritious, make-ahead meals to pop in the freezer.