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10 Family Bonding Activities That Are Actually Fun

These trump TV anytime. Keep the bonding going for years to come. Make sure you're protected and have 'the talk' with your family about long term care planning.

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1. Plan a scavenger hunt.

To make your maps that much more fun, create your own parchment paper.
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To make your maps that much more fun, create your own parchment paper.

2. Set up a cookie-decorating party.

It is the best kind of party that ever could be.
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It is the best kind of party that ever could be.

3. Put together a family time capsule.

It's a great way to think about what's important. (You don't even have to bury it!)
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It's a great way to think about what's important. (You don't even have to bury it!)

4. Put on a talent show.

FACT: Couches are the perfect stage for a puppet show.
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FACT: Couches are the perfect stage for a puppet show.

5. Turn cardboard tubes into magical kaleidoscopes.

See the colors, all the pretty colors.
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See the colors, all the pretty colors.

6. Go on a vacation in the backyard.

You don't have to be in a park to experience some quality nature.
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You don't have to be in a park to experience some quality nature.

7. Pass down a special skill.

From knitting to woodworking to whistling with your fingers, everyone has something that they can teach.
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From knitting to woodworking to whistling with your fingers, everyone has something that they can teach.

8. Make some costumes and play dress-up.

Costumes? Masks? Not just for Halloween.
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Costumes? Masks? Not just for Halloween.

9. Give old shirts new life with a fun tie-dye project.

Add some fun color to your family's wardrobe.
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Add some fun color to your family's wardrobe.

10. Paint rocks to decorate the garden or your indoor plants.

Want to label your garden in a fun way? This is the best way.
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Want to label your garden in a fun way? This is the best way.

You love bonding with them. And you want to protect them – now and in the future. Learn more about Genworth and long term care planning.