5 Fun Activities to Do Over FaceTime

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(Newswire.net — November 22, 2021) –We live in a society that is a far cry away from the resistance to technology we saw in the late 90’s/early 00’s. Today, technology is embraced as an educational tool as well as an avenue for entertainment and family connection. Everytime your family learns a new game or activity together, you are engaging in active learning with your child. Learning new skills and embracing the kinds of technology that allow us to connect more deeply with one another, even when we’re far away from each other. Facetime has been a saving grace for many families over the last few years, especially taking the pandemic into consideration. It’s been great for many families not only to talk to one another, but to discover new things to do on facetime that encourage learning, creativity and fun! In this article, we’ll give you a few activity ideas that any family can enjoy over facetime.

Drawing and Craft Making

Creating art together is one of the most freeing things you can do as a family. Drawing takes little effort in the way of supplies and preparation, and relies solely on our imaginations. Starting simple is always a good bet, and for younger children starting with common household objects is a great way to get them focusing on something specific, while also showing their appreciation for the things they have and love in the home. Older kids may respond to themes and more complex creative ideas. This is an activity that can keep giving as everyone gets older.

Browser-Based Games

There are tons of different browser-based games that are geared towards children and families, such as Jackbox games. These usually have a series of different word and image games that will get any family’s sense of humor ignited for an evening of hilarious fun. Families that laugh and joke together are going to be happier and stronger in the long run.

Read to Each Other

For young children, reading and listening to stories is a big part of how they come to understand the world around them. Using facetime to help your children read out loud to family members is a great way to support their education and get them thinking about what books they would like to read. This is another activity that can gain complexity with age, and keep your family tightly connected over your love of reading. You might consider working through a series in a regular weekly call with their grandparents, making it a tradition for your family to read with one another.

Bakeable Clay

Kids love making things. All kinds of art projects would be a great activity to work on over facetime with your family, and bakeable clay is a classic staple craft activity that is both fun and easy to do! This is a great way for kids to explore their creativity and imagination by creating objects from their own minds and making them a reality. In addition to bakeable clay there are all kinds of great sculpting materials that are kid-friendly and non-toxic.

Write A Play and Roleplay

Role-playing is an important developmental factor for children, and encouraging imaginative play is a great way to get them exploring different activities. When kids are encouraged to imagine themselves in different roles, it opens up their imagination to what they could end up doing in their lives! Plus, it’s a great way to explore performance and social skills by enacting scenarios that you come up with together. Whatever your child’s dream profession is is a great place to start with this kind of activity. Even if they still want to be a dinosaur when they grow up, it’s important to cultivate their imagination at an early age.

Consider writing a play or series of events to be acted out for the family over facetime. This is a great way to boost their confidence, creativity and show them how powerful our tools of connection are in today’s world. To be able to perform for family and friends over a video streaming service is a wonderful way to support your child’s need to express themselves and connect with their family.

Facetime and video calling services offer a much needed connective option for families in today’s world. Kids need to be able to practice social and creative skills to learn about the world around them, and being able to connect with and take part in activities such as drawing, reading and playing with their distant family members is a wonderful ray of light in today’s world. Try these activities out with your child today!