Kids love traditions and family rituals, and sometimes the parents might just love it a little more. These traditions foster a sense of belonging, security, comfort, and just something to hold on to.
Traditions do not always have to evolve around holidays, birthdays, or vacations. You are missing out on a whole lot of memories if you are just waiting for the next holiday. You can create small everyday traditions to incorporate with your family that you implement daily or weekly.
Life is busy, life is messy and thus we don’t take the time to do the rituals that we have always done. Over time those traditions can fade away. How do you avoid that from happening? How do you keep your family closely bonded? By being intentional!
Here are a few ways to create everyday traditions in your home:
Baking on Sundays
Saturday morning pancakes
Make your own pizza Friday
Breakfast for dinner
Church on Sunday
Daily question and answer
Weekly family meeting
Family secret handshake
Dinner as a family at minimum once a week
Family cleaning day
Family game night
Prayer time at the table and or at bedtime
Home movie night
Family TV show
Weekend morning snuggles
Breakfast for supper
Word of the week (describing the week ahead)
Did you see a theme in all of these ideas? Quality family time is in every one of these ideas. Your kids will crave these traditions and they can build a stronger family bond. Some of the most memorable moments happen in the day to day mundane events. So give it a try and pick one or two new traditions to start with your family this week. If you do weekly traditions already, let me know what your favorite family traditions are. I am always looking for great ideas!