Create a family-friendly ‘staycation’ with a 5 tips from our friends at Dairy Queen! What could go wrong?
5 ways to fill your home with happiness
With family vacations looking a little different this year, infusing new energy into playtime can turn any time at home into a fun “staycation.” Thanks to our friends at Dairy Queen, we have 5 updated ways to help battle boredom and get the whole family involved with some new home activity ideas to help fill your home with happiness:
CAMP-IN: Bring the great outdoors into your own living room with camping themed playtime. Set up a tent, roll out the sleeping bags and get ready to tell stories around a make-believe bonfire. Add your own hands, a flashlight and a little imagination to create easy animal- and nature-themed characters on your walls.
HAPPY CHATS: When the answer to “did you have fun today?” is always the same, it can be hard to keep the conversation flowing. Entice little ones to speak up at the dinner table by taking turns drawing cards from the Happy Chats card set, which is filled with unique prompts, questions and interactive challenges.
PLAYBOOK: Sometimes all you need is a fresh take on classic fun to get excited again. Using common household items like utensils, you can easily turn down time into game time for the whole family. From a living room game of hot potato to hallway bowling, your home can become smile central.
COLORING: There’s a reason even adults have coloring books these days; it’s a chance to tap into your creativity and focus your attention on the simplicity of creating a work of art. Printable coloring books encourage fans to show off their art skills by coloring joyful scenes and iconic treats.
A SWEET SURPRISE: Make memories with an occasional shift in routine by surprising the family with dessert after they’re in their pajamas. Have one adult tackle bedtime and send the other to a local favorite (like Dairy Queen) for some drive-thru treats. Visit DQPlayAtHome.com to find more inspiration for staycation family fun.