If there is one thing that this pandemic has shown most people – being stuck at home can be BORING. It’s sad that many people and families are binge watching television shows and movies instead of going out and living life. Being stuck at home with your family is a great time to have fun and make memories… not waste your time in front of the television.
Some people think “going out and have fun” means going to the mall or another public place (not great for COVID reasons). Why that might be true in some cases, there are so many other wonderful thinks that you and your family can do that does not mean going out in public places. You can have many adventures and make wonderful memories in your own backyard.
You can Google things to do with your family. There is nothing wrong with that. But what about completing a challenge that is a mystery to you? Sound intriguing? Let me tell you more about it.
There is a unique book series available called The Adventure Challenge. There is a family edition, couples edition, friends edition and even an edition people can do on their own.
The Adventure Challenge books feature pages with large squares covered in scratch-off material. There are also spaces for photos and your personal thoughts.
To use the Adventure Challenge book, gather up your family (friends, significant other… depending on the book you have) and pick a random scratch-off square in the book. Have someone scratch off the square to reveal the challenge. Whatever the challenge is, you and your family (other the other people you are playing with) MUST do it. Even if it sounds silly, or it doesn’t sound fun to you, it doesn’t matter. JUST DO IT! Trust me, you will have fun once you get started.
When you are completing your challenge, be sure to take a photo and write down any specific memories or details you’d like in the book. When you are done with the challenge, you not only had fun, but also created great memories that will last a life time AND you’ll have a really fun scrapbook to document the fun that you had.
This is such a fun and unique idea! Kudos to the book’s creator for coming up with such a wonderful book.
I love not knowing what the challenge will be. I think that adds to the fun.
Each challenge shows you the approximate cost, the time it should take to the challenge, and what time of day is best to complete the challenge. There is also a title for each challenge to give you some idea what the challenge might be about.
I love that the book tells you the cost and time involved. That will help you to find the perfect challenge to do with the time you might have, and that there are no surprises when it comes to the cost.
From what I have seen, most of the challenges in the book are very “budget friendly.” They also range in time from about 15 minutes to approximately 2-3 hours.
I think the Adventure Challenge is a must have book for families. It’s an exciting way to break free of electronics (television, video games, smartphones) and re-connect with family members. It’s also a wonderful way to make memories, and most especially – HAVE FUN!
The book might seem a bit pricey for a book – but it’s MORE than just a book. Think about the hours of fun you and your family (friends, spouse…) will have together? For the price of taking a family of four to the movies, which will only give you about two hours of entertainment, you can have a book filled with dozens of memorable challenges.
The Adventure Challenge books are also available in bundles, as well as with or without a camera to capture the memories.
These would make wonderful gifts. I think the couples edition would make a great wedding or engagement gift.
If you want to know if me and my family have done any of the challenges yet, the answer is “no.” Not yet. It’s only because my kids work and go to college (my daughter actually has two jobs, and my son work’s six days a week), and both my husband and I work outside of the home. So finding time when we’re all at home at the same time is easier said than done. BUT… we are planning on doing some challenges from the book. HOPEFULLY soon!
If you would like to learn more, visit TheAdventureChallenge.com. You can also check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok. Those links are found on the bottom of their website.
*I received a free sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.