With people’s minds always on social media, it could be hard to connect and bond with other people. However, what some of them may not realize is that too much consumption of technology is toxic. This is why it’s important to find ways to have fun without it, for this can serve both as learning and bonding experiences.For example, outdoor and DIY activities can be a great break from the constant browsing of timelines and bring people closer in unique ways. Here are a few examples:
Hang Up a Tree Swing
A swing is something your family could use every day and it’s an easy way to let off some steam from social media. It’s not as epic as an outdoor hike but things like that take so much planning. A good few minutes outside on the swing is a quick break from technology and it will do wonders for the mind in an age full of information.
Lay Out a Slip and Slide
This is simple yet super fun! All you need is rain and a long tarp. Just set up the tarp outside on a smooth ground when it’s raining. Once the rain stops, put on some appropriate attire to protect you from cuts and bruises; and get ready with your friends and family to slip and slide for hours.
Building a Fire
Not only is this an exciting experience, but it is also a very useful skill to learn for everyone especially if a disaster occurs! We You may have learned what materials you needed to do this in science class, but not all teachers allowed us to apply it because of the dangerous nature of fire. But that’s what makes this fun. Just make sure that you’re safe and it will be the fun science experiment that you’ve always wanted to do.
Take a Hike
The truth is it’s hard to find a situation where you can separate people from their phones. But why not do something that will encourage these individuals to head out with their phones?
Taking a hike, for instance,is something you can do to invite these people outside. After all, there are many places you can go to that have beautiful views and take the most epic selfies. Plus,it will get you and your loved ones time to appreciate nature.
Learn the Constellations
Remember when you were young and your mind was super imaginative and you could see elephants in the clouds? Making out constellations is the next level to that. It’s literally an eye opening game to be able to see the shapes and figures in the stars.
If you’re with kids, this could help develop and mold their creative minds. For those who wish to do something more advanced, then they could learn how to navigate using the stars.
Build and Fly a Kite
Sometimes you see kids staring at the birds and planes and just being in pure awe. Now imagine you can take this awe and put it in the palm of your hand. Anyone with dreams can appreciate the wonders of building and flying your own kite. Creating something seems like it can’t do much but end up flying to great heights will give you this tremendous amount of achievement.
Build a Tree House or Veranda
The outdoors is great but a lot of people don’t realize it because of the heat. That’s what turns off a lot of people from going outside. So why not create a comfortable outdoor place to relax in? You can make either a tree house or a veranda; depends on how old your mind is. It takes some work but you can get your friends and family to help you out. Everyone will get closer, get a bit of a workout, and learn some handy carpentry skills.
Fishing for your own Food
While there is an art to fishing and some people take it very seriously, it’s something everyone can do. Think of it like you’re listening to music with friends. Some people enjoy it by deeply analyzing the music and lyrics while some just love to sing and sway along. Everyone could have their own trip when fishing. Either you’re there to fish, bond, or relax; everyone will be able to do what they want. It will be perfect if you could top it off by cooking the catch for everyone to enjoy.
Food and drinks make anyone happy. Prepare some favorite beverages and sandwiches and take them to a beautiful park out on a cool day. You don’t have to force any deep bonding to happen. Just make sure everyone gets to relax for a few hours. When people start letting go of their stresses they can start talking about the things that make them happy, which always spreads good vibes all around.
Now, these are just some suggestions.It is completely up to you to figure out what will be the most fun for you and your loved ones. Life is all about balance and by being able to have both on and off the grid, everyone can be able to make the most out of life with and without technology.