I know, parenting isn’t a joke. But, we shouldn’t take our roles as parents so seriously. Sometimes we need to lighten the mood and just laugh as a family!
Yesterday, I discussed why laughter is the best medicine. And, I shared some tips for incorporating some laughter into your parenting routine. If you’re looking for some easy to implement techniques for building in time to laugh as a family, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve gathered some excellent resources to help bring laughter and joy to your family easily. You don’t have to scour the internet looking for fun (or funny) things to do, though you could if you want to, because this list only scrapes the tip of the iceberg on fun activities to help lighten everyone’s moods.
The more you incorporate fun and laughter, the happier and healthier your family will be. Plus, laughing as a family will make bonding time easier. Who doesn’t like less work and more fun?
Try to implement a funny activity at least once a day to boost everyone’s moods!
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Easy Ways to Laugh as a Family
Laughing as a family doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Nor does it need to be a time-consuming process. Spending just a few minutes a day to laugh as a family can have amazing health benefits for everyone. And, it will make your parenting more effective as you bond with your children and build healthy family relationships.
Take your parenting teamwork to the next level as you both work to lighten up the mood.
Joke Books for Kids
Nothing makes people feel better quicker than a good joke! Don’t expect the first joke you read off to make the kids crack a smile. They’re tough to crack when they’re in a bad mood … but you knew that already. Having joke books on hand will give you a lot of ammunition. You will win!
Have Fun and Bond with Your Children
I love Table Topics! From thought starters to silly questions, these will give your family a jump start on having an entertaining conversation. If you’re lucky, laughter and silliness may ensue.
Mad Libs and Funny Word Games
I can remember the good old days when I did Mad Libs as a kid. Why in the world did we stop doing that? Totally shouldn’t have. Now I can bring back the good times and share some silly stories with the kids. Check out these Mad Libs and Funny Word Games for kids of all ages.
Other Ways to Have a Good Time or Laugh as a Family
Get active outside. Have really little ones? Try these backyard activities for toddlers.
Read funny stories
Watch funny movies together
Sing and dance (make up funny songs or dances)
Have a water fight (if seasonally appropriate)