Close and caring families do not just happen; they are created intentionally. Building family closeness means setting aside time and energy to work and play at being family together.
One way to do this is to sit down at the dinner table and play some games. This doesn’t require costly or elaborate resources. There are many games that all ages can play and don’t require any resources. There are three examples below. Looking for more family table games? – check these out.
Pick a letter at random. Go around your family taking turns to say a different word beginning with that letter. Go around as many times as you can. Stop only when a word is repeated or you can’t think of any more. (New Games for Community. C Gapes)
Everyone shuts their eyes and someone calls out an emotion (joy, sorrow, happiness). Everyone tries to portray this emotion through facial expression. When the caller says open, everyone must open their eyes to see each other’s expression.
MY GRANDMOTHERS TRUNK
Someone starts by completing this sentence with an object that begins with the letter A, My grandmother keeps _____ in her trunk.” The next person completes the sentence repeating the A word and adding a word that starts with B. This continues around the circle, each person repeating what the others said and adding another with the next letter of the alphabet. (Youth Ministry Encyclopaedia. Lyman Coleman. JBCE)