10 Fun Family Challenges to Take On Together

By Barbara Danza for The Epoch Times

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Want a super fun way to shake thinks up and bond with your family? Take on a challenge together!

The key to a successful challenge is to set a time limit (a week, a month, a year), set the rules of your challenge, keep a record of your accomplishments, and celebrate the final completion of your challenge!

Here are ten fun challenge ideas to consider for your family. Ready. Steady. Go!

A Month of Family Fitness

Define a fitness activity or routine that you’ll do regularly (3 days per week, 5 days per week, daily) for a month. Do the activity together or separately (with encouragement from one another). Check off completions on a chart for the duration of the month. If, at the end, everyone successfully completes the challenge, celebrate together! You may also want to measure changes in weight, BMI, or other fitness milestones as you go.

Month of No Sugar

A healthy challenge for sure, challenge your family to give up sugar for a month, Recent research has shown the detrimental impact sugar can have on your health. Aim to conquer your dependency on sugar together and celebrate at the end with a giant bowl of ice cream! (Just kidding.)

Daily Act of Kindness

Each day for a set period of time, perform a daily act of kindness. You may choose to perform these anonymously or otherwise. Work together to decide on the impact you’d like to have. Mark your calendar upon completion of your act each day. Celebrate the successful completion of your challenge when you’re done.

Month of No Spending

Is your family up to this one? Stock up the pantry before the month begins and aim to spend $0 as a family, outside of household bills, of course. Can you do it? No coffee on the go, no impulse buys, no drive through windows, and no online shopping. Check off each successful day completed without spending any money! This challenge would be a great one to couple with a savings jar you add to each day. Celebrate your success (and discuss what you’ve learned about your own spending habits) at the end!

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