- A walk in the park
- a trip to a different playground
- a picnic with a blanket on the ground
- a summer concert where you can be on the lawn
- a family reading time on a blanket--either in your yard or a park
- going to a swimming pool or lake
Once you get your activity(remember we are going for simple here)--try to do it being fully present to your children. Look them in the eyes, Talk to them. Hold your husband's hand if you are walking somewhere. Try not to be like Martha in the story--anxious and worried. Just try to be like Mary. Sit (or walk) and listen.
"Hey, kids, since today is Sunday, I was wondering if we could have a very short time together of prayer. Aunt Mary has asked for some prayers so I thought we could do it together. We could also pray for some of each others concerns. . ."
This could be followed by sharing prayer concerns and then maybe an Our Father or a Hail Mary. Remind your kids (and yourself) that God is present in your home and wants to hear our prayers. He really cares about our family. If you want to say a whole rosary, there is no better time or place than this Sunday, in your home.