Saturday, July 25, 2009
Looking for family fun activities this summer?
Here’s one with benefits that last a lifetime . . . When you think of family fun activities for the summer, you likely think of activities in the truest sense of the word: walking around the zoo, swimming at the beach, cheering for the home team at the ballpark—in other words, doing something that involves activity. While all those things are, in fact, fun family activities, there’s likely one key element missing from them: real conversation—the kind that helps you get to know the most important people in your life and helps them get to know you! This summer, consider trying a NEW kind of family fun activity—learning about the ones you love. To do it, you won’t need gasoline, admission tickets, or $15 per child for nachos and a plastic souvenir cup. You only need a few questions to spark fun conversation. That’s right—having conversations with your family can be downright fun. How? Well, stir up a pitcher of lemonade, gather your family, and try the questions listed here for starters: * What has been the most exciting moment or event in your life to this point? * If you could change one thing about the way your favorite holiday is celebrated, what would you change? * Kids: What aspect of being an adult are you looking forward to the most? Adults: What aspect of being a kid do you miss the most? * If you had to describe your personality in terms of a farm animal, which one would it be? * When you consider our amazing earth, in what particular aspect of it do you find it easiest to “see” God? By Loyola Press – A Jesuit Ministry