Design a card for your "bro," challenge your family to a competition and find your inner balance in this Family Activity! You can find all of our past Family Activities on our blog and at
There are loads of ways to tell someone you appreciate them. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, write a card to your favorite "bro."
Paper, coloring and writing utensils
Discuss what you think a bromance is. Is it a gendered term? Can two females have a bromance?
Think of someone that you have a special relationship with. This could be anyone, a teacher, a sibling, a parent or a coach. Consider these questions:
- What makes that person special?
- What is one thing they do that you really appreciate?
- How would you describe your relationship with them?
Once you have chosen your person, think of a relationship in popular culture that reminds you of the relationship you have with that person.
Bert and Ernie
Simone Biles and Aly Raisman
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Former President Barack Obama
Using markers and crayons, write and decorate a card. HINT: Use the relationship you identified in Step Two as the text for your card.
You are the Bert to my Ernie, a true friendmance. Thank you for always making me laugh!
Once you have finished your card, don't forget to give it to the person and make their day!
is the combination of the two words "brother" and "romance." What other words can you smash together to create a new word for a type of relationship? For example if you are close to your cousin and think of them like a sibling, you could call them your "cousling!"
The bros of Bromance
are always one-upping each other. In this activity, see which family member can do these quirky challenges the best!
Try out these challenges below.
Together, choose a word and then everyone try to write it with their left and right hand. Whoever writes both words best gets a point.
Most Bendy Fingers
Bend your index finger back to your wrist. Whoever gets closest gets a point.
Touch your nose with your tongue. Whoever can reach the furthest gets a point.
Most Likely to Tie Themselves in a Knot
Try to touch your tongue to your elbow. Whoever can do it gets a point.
Touch the ground without bending your knees. Whoever can do it gets a point.
Most Eye Control
Cross your eyes. Whoever can do it gets a point.
Once you finish the challenges, tally your points.
Do you have any other hidden talents? Show your family. If you are the only one that can do it add a point to your tally. Whoever has the most points at the end, wins!
, you will see jaw dropping tricks and physical feats, including those with a Cyr Wheel! To perform acrobatics with a Cyr wheel, you have to have excellent balance. In this activity, practice your balancing skills and see if you can be like the guys from Bromance
Books of varying shapes and sizes, coins, masking tape
Challenge One: Quarter Spin
Challenge Two: Book Balance
- Every person playing picks up a quarter.
- At the same time, try spinning quarters on a table and see whose coin spins the longest.
- Bonus: Try spinning the quarter and see if you can make it stop while keeping it standing up.
Challenge Three: Spin Doctors
- Using masking tape, create a path on the floor.
- Take turns balancing the books on your head and seeing if you can walk on the line.
- Bonus: Add extra challenges like adding more books or trying to distract people while they are walking.
- Close your eyes and spin around three times.
- See if you can walk on the tape line without falling.
- Whoever can do it best, wins!
Photos: Chris Nash