Celebrating the International Day of Families: Family Bonding Activities for You
Every year on May 15, the world observes the International Day of Families. The General Assembly established the Day in 1993. It was created to reflect the importance that the international community places on families. This important day is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of familial issues and increase knowledge of the social, financial, and demographic problems concerning families worldwide. Let's talk about this day in this article. #TWN
Family is what we all care for, ultimately. Just like Vin Diesel said in Fast and Furious, “Salut Mi Familia,” family is what keeps us sane. This blog is about a day that is devoted to families. International Day of Families is what we are talking about.
Every year on May 15, the world observes the International Day of Families. The General Assembly established the Day in 1993. It was created to reflect the importance that the international community places on families. This important day is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of familial issues and increase knowledge of the social, financial, and demographic problems concerning families worldwide.
In most nations, the International Day of Families is a great chance for families to gather and reflect on the various topics of focus and significance to families. It is a time to spend with dear ones and to appreciate your family, both immediate members and extended ones.
2022 Theme on International Day for Families
“Families and Urbanization”
One of the most essential drivers of change defining our world and the lives and well-being of families around the world is urbanization.
SDG-1 (Poverty elimination); SDG-3 (Great health and well-being); SDG-11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, secure, adaptable, and sustainable); and SDG-10 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, secure, adaptable, and sustainable) (Reduce the inequality within and among countries). These SDGs and their targets will be determined by how well urbanization is managed in order to benefit families and improve the well-being of all generations living in urban areas.
Significance of World Family Day
On International Day of Families, folks from all over the world gather to reflect on various topics and the value of families. They applaud their family members and spend time with them. Furthermore, people will consider their best friends and extended relatives to be members of their families because they have a strong bond.
Although the COVID-19 lockdown kept families at home, people are spending more time together, and many members of the family almost wound up indulging in screen time – alone!
On this International Day of Families, we offer some fun ideas for spending time together as a family.
Going out to eat for lunch and dinner is out for the time being, but you can even now take a day trip. Make going out to eat a project – while planning to stay in! Select exotic cuisine (Greek, Portuguese, Thai, or any other) and try to learn as much about the country as possible. Locate the country on a map, learn about its history and heritage, browse photos of its culture and people, and decide on must-try foods. Then prepare some of its most delicious dishes and feast on the cuisine you've just learned about. Learning meets entertainment in an entirely new way!
Movie and Games
This is a more peaceful and popular way of spending the day. Bring out the traditional card and board games. Play some of the old card games you used to enjoy as a kid. For family afternoons, Scrabble, Bingo, Cluedo, and other best-loved games are ideal. Plan a trivia quality time or charades rounds. Finish the day by watching a movie that everyone desires to see. Serve popcorn, drinks, and sandwiches.
Make a Family Tree with Fingerprints
This is a task that may take some time to complete, but it is certain to pique your interest. Create a family tree that stands out. Get out an ink pad and a thick card paper, and have everyone stamp their position in the family. It's a great way to bring family members together, and everybody will end up learning about family history they didn't know about.
Work in a Family Garden
Spend the day outside in the sun, planting a family garden. Kids are continuing to spend more time inside these days, so motivate your family to bond by digging a patch in the backyard to grow flowers or vegetables. Educate your kids on how to create, nurture and sustain life, a skill that all children should learn. They will love getting their hands dirty, all while learning patience and perseverance as they work to keep the garden weed-free, irrigated, and wholesome. It is never too late to educate your children about the joys of growing their own food or creating a beautiful garden.
Create Some Family Stories
Your family's stories are unique, and no one else on the planet has the same history. The ability to retell past and present family stories to your children not only brings the family together but also builds an ageless connection between generations. Spend today with your family in the living room, telling as many tales about your family's history as you can.
Camp in Your Backyard, Experience Camping
Who doesn’t like camping and that too in your own backyard? Everyone does! Sometimes you can’t go into the wild due to obvious reasons. To build a bond with your family, you can camp in your own backyard. You can always go camping during summer vacations, but you will be surprised to see how excited your children will be when they know that you have planned a surprise camping in your backyard. Backyard camping is a fun way to experience nature in the comfort of your home. For backyard camping to begin, all you need is to throw in some chairs, put up a tent, and unfold some blankets.
Make a Homemade Obstacle Course
Children in families are often energetic, and you need to channel that energy while building the bond. To do that, you can make an obstacle course in your own home. Children and highly focused and very brave little wonders that will love a course that you will design. To create an obstacle course, put together some chairs in a way that children can jump over them or even crawl under them. Your children will love it. Create rug tunnels and chair valleys with laser-like ropes. Your children will get super hyper to see their mom and dad jumping and crawling over the chairs. This bond-building activity is such a success when you celebrate a day with family on International Day of Families.
International Day of Families is celebrated every year in May (15th May, to be precise). This Day has the sole purpose of bringing the families together and strengthening the bonds between every generation of that family. We wish you all a happy day for families. May the bond that you have with your family grows stronger and unbreakable.