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Great Ideas for Family Fun


Family Activities

  • Go to a local high school football, basketball or any other game.
  • Take the kids on a mystery trip. Give them clues about your destination as you get closer. It can be something as simple as an ice cream shop or playground, or a trip to a museum or amusement park.
  • Put on a family play.
  • Let your children prepare a meal and serve it to you and your husband restaurant style.
  • Plant flowers (indoors in a flower pot or outside).
  • Get to know the family of one of your child's friends by having the family over for a cookout.
  • Let your kids take photos, print them, and make a photo album then have the kids think of captions.
  • Have a fun, free scavenger hunt.
  • Go to a park and take some pictures of landscapes. Develop the pictures, get out the paints and try to paint landscapes by looking at the pictures.
  • Go on a bike ride that ends with a picnic.
  • For girls: have a spa hour paint each other's nails, do your hair, let them put makeup on you.
  • Build an obstacle course and let each family member compete for the best time.
  • Have a garage sale and let your kids decide how to spend the proceeds on a family day.
  • Plan a secret surprise for someone in need. For example, cook a meal for someone or mow their lawn, without them knowing who did it.
  • Camp out in your back yard.
  • Let the kids help you paint their room. Let them pick out the paint color. (It might get them to actually clean it first!)
  • Play board games.
  • Do a craft (make up your own or a buy a craft kit). Bake cookies, bread or a cake from scratch.
  • Let your children design a family crest.
  • Go ice skating or roller skating.

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