How sporty fun can be a bonding exercise
It does not need to be the festive holidays to gather the family for some nice bonding time. If anything, it is lovely to get together when it is not a major holiday and feel like you want to rather than need to. One of these bonding activities could involve sports whether it is partaking in physical sports, watching a soccer game from your local stadium or just watching a game from the comfort of your home with a plethora of homemade snacks and cold beers in the fridge.
If it is the physical sport you opt for then it is the perfect opportunity to get some much-needed exercise in (especially if you are not a gym bunny) for mental and physical wellbeing. It also enables you to have some fun and friendly competition amongst each other while you throw the ball around. You could even try and recreate your own Hail Mary Pass. You might just need a big garden for this part or a visit to a nearby park!
Watching soccer matches like the NFL games are the ideal occasion to bring together different generations, ranging from infants, who can just watch the sports players in action, to the younger ones that might demonstrate an interest in trying out a new activity after watching it on tv, to the teens and adult who engage in friendly mockery and want to cheer on a fellow soccer player, just for the fun of it or for loyal reasons to support their desired team.
Bonding exercises and activities
The main thing is that watching a soccer match creates discussions, debates and provides a little good old-fashioned patriotism for the American teams. Engaging the entire family with debates and discussions is an ideal tool to enable your younger ones to learn that its perfectly ok to express your opinion and listen to others without shouting them down. It creates empathy and understanding. We all have different views and its ok to not agree with someone else’s views. Having discussions about soccer is a good, fun starting point.
The power of the Hail Mary Pass
Then there is the sheer thrill of watching the game from start to finish and escaping this very strange world that we currently live in now, and all the trials and tribulations that come with it. You might even be lucky to witness a Hail Mary pass at first sight, which does not occur too often, but when it does you certainly do not forget it, especially when it is towards the end of the game and completely changes things round within the space of 30 seconds. You could go from despair to euphoria for your chosen team within a noticeably short time frame. It is all part of the thrill of the game and sharing this with your loved ones. A genuinely great bonding experience for all involved.
Relive past sporting events as a bonding activity
There are many of these wonderful Hail Mary Passes which have occurred in a variety of soccer games that can be viewed with ease and read about online. So, you will be able to relive all the excitement and cheer when the players can achieve this miraculous shot. You can just imagine the wonderful bonding opportunity it will create if you were there to witness one of these moments from an actual match. It would be a fond memory to treasure and look upon with the loved ones that you shared it with that day. The power of sports can bring people closer together.
Celebratory cakes and festive fun
Even if you are not a fan of the actual game you can still join in on the camaraderie and just enjoy all the lovely food that has been lovingly prepared. If the game is on say during a major holiday you can bake snacks and cakes which fit into a particular theme. So Memorial Day, patriotic cakes, Thanksgiving, turkey or pumpkin pie ideas, Christmas all festive foods, Valentine’s Day all cute heart themed. There are so many wonderful ways to be creative with food to gather your family round together.
The sky’s the limit really when it comes to bonding exercise, but sports, food and sporting events are a great place to start. Hail Mary!