If you’ve been looking for a way to organize ideas for Date Night, Family Home Evening activities, or Family Night, activities, here’s an idea for you.
Online, you can find jars or index card boxes full of ideas, but you usually draw out a random idea. I’ve come up with a way to not only select ideas, but to display them, so everyone knows what you’ll do that week.
You can see how the back has some nice magnets on it.
I cut paper to fit.
I used two colors. You can use one. I wanted to leave the dry erase marker holder, so I cut notches on the paper to fit around it. I attached the paper to the board with dot runner glue.
I found these amazing labels here. I printed out about four sheets.
I used a Sharpie marker to write down ideas for Date Night/Family Night. I also left some labels blank, and I covered two of the blank labels with packing tape, so that they could be written on with a dry erase marker. That way, we have extra labels for adding more ideas to the board.
You’ve got to have a Mystery Date card! Those are often the best dates! One time, my husband said we were going to the movies, but I had no idea which movie we were going to until he bought the tickets. It was a fantastic surprise!
I used Tacky Glue to glue paper to both sides of two clothespins. I would have used hot glue, but my hot glue gun is packed away inside my classroom for the summer.
I used paper to make pockets for the extra idea cards and blank cards, and glued down the pockets with stick glue. I also put a dry erase marker in the holder at the top of the board. Since it’s magnetic, you can put it on your fridge, so that everyone will see what your planned activities will be for the week.
You can even label the clothespins, such as His/Hers, Parents/Kids, or Family Time/Date Night. That way, you can have more than one idea up on the board at a time, or more than one person can select each week.