10 Family Bonding Activities


Game Night

Sure, your teen might cringe at the mention of game night, but odds are that he'll ditch his negative attitude once he's in the throes of a rousing game of Pictionary (just don't make him admit to it in front of his friends). Haul out the family game collection, and take turns letting everyone pick which one to play. Mix up some modern selections, like Scene It, with classic favorites, like Monopoly or Battleship.

Game night is practically guaranteed to bring out everyone's inner kid, so make it a point to serve sugary, decadent snacks, like Twinkies or ice cream sundaes, to keep energy levels high.