This summer season, you’re probably pumped for slumber
parties with the girls and big-screen worthy romance with your crush. But when
you start to get bored of besties and beach babes, it’s the perf time to return
to your roots. Chilling with the fam is way better than you’d think, so shake
things up and make the bro and sis your new BFFs!
Make a delish dish
Cooking at home is a healthy way to have some fun- and an
awesome meal. Grab your sibs and offer to make dinner for the fam. You’ll have
a blast picking a recipe and cooking up some yummy cuisine. Plus, the ‘rents
will totally love the help!
Make cool and crafty
Gather up the most embarrassing, hilarious, adorable baby
pics of you and your siblings. Then do a decorated collage on a canvas for a shared
piece that lasts. It’s the perf DIY way to reminisce and create a keepsake
that’ll make you smile for years.
Redo a room
Pick a space in your house that could use a crafty update. Spend
a weekend planning your design and picking out supplies—then get going. Rearrange
furniture, and hang up handmade art (with parent permission, of course) for a
fresh new look.
Share something new
Having hobbies is cool, but sharing them with others is even
more of a blast. Whatever you’ve been wanting to try, invite the bro and sis to
try it out with ya. Sharing a new sport or skill will give you guys an awesome
new activity to do together- that means endless bonding seshes!
Peek into the past
Even if you’ve heard tons of tales from grandma and grandpa,
how well do you really know the family tree? Hunting for your ancestor’s
stories is super fun. And when you piece the past together, it’s like reading
the best story ever: the story of you! The library, web, and your ‘rents are
all awesome resources.
Become pen pal
Slip a special letter under your sibling (or siblings!) door
next time they’re out of the house. Before you know it, you’ll have a
confidential convo going. The longer you keep up the letters, the better. Save
the notes for memories and laughs later on.