Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Did you and your family evacuate for Hurricane Dorian? Are you stuck inside again because of the weather? Need a way to entertain the kiddos or need some inspiration? We've just added a few must-use resources on our website to help you make the most of unexpected family time.
1). Do something together as a family.
If you and your crew are looking for a multigenerational activity (and still in the mood to be together), why not try one of the family faith activities by Family Time Training? Click here for the September activity entitled "Firm in the Faith". Or scroll through their complete list of activities to find something that speaks to your situation.
2). Sing at the top of your lungs.
Here's is playlist of some of our favorite songs by Seeds Family Worship. The music is great and the lyrics are straight scripture. The kids won't even realize they are memorizing scripture! They also have a You Tube channel with their songs.
3). Encourage some old school alone-time for your children.
Sure, we get it. It is soooo easy to increase the usual screen-time you allow your child when you are stuck inside--particularly when you just need a few quiet moments without the constant "what can I do?" We have just created a coloring book featuring images from St. Philip's church. Download it here and print it out. Your kids will have fun recognizing some familiar places, spaces and faces.
Are you kids more interested in word finds and crossword puzzles? No problem. We've got you covered. Click here for one of our favorite sites. No bells and whistles...just good, old fashioned puzzling.
4). Take advantage of the few quiet moments to relax, refresh and reflect.
Time away from social media is perhaps the most important (and most difficult) thing you can do to reset your mood. Instead download the latest issue of HomeFront Magazine (a spiritual parenting resource) here. This issue focuses on storytelling ("God has a big story, and I can be a part of it"). You will find articles to inspire you and resources to encourage you.
What do you and your family do when you have unexpected time together?