Fun Family Activities

Anything done as a family is worth doing. Here is a list of fun family acitivities.

In today's society we are running at a fast pace. Not just parents, but kids, as well, with their pagers and cell phones. Parents are often busy running the rat race and kids only want to be with their friends. But family time is still as important today as it was long ago. It is important to have quality and quantity family time together to nurture and strenghthen the family bond and relationships. Here is a list of fun family acitivities. A family that prays together and PLAYS together, stays together! Make a ritual of it, choose a night of the week for some of these, and make it a tradition.

-play charades

-play Twister

-play Monopoly

-play the board game Life

-play Scrabble

- play "hide the spoon", this is when everyone gets out of the room and one person hides the spoon then they have to come and look for the spoon and you have to say if they're hot or cold

-cooking together

-make homemade pizza

-make homemade tacos

-bake cookies

-family trip to the mall(no you won't die of embarrassment)

-family listens to music together (this gives parents a chance to hear what their children are listening to, but kids have to listen to their parents favorites, too!)



-rent movies, watch movies and eat popcorn

-make moving a family affair, it can be fun and bonding

-go to the movies

-baseball game (play or watch)

-zoo

-a festival or fair

-circus

-out to a restaurant

-out for snowballs

-out for ice cream

-Halloween dress up with them, take them trick or treating, or even to a haunted house or you could have a haunted house or a Halloween party!

-Easter egg hunt/dying eggs together

-frizbee

-football

-sight seeing

-family vacation(this is an important one, this is the one time a year a famiy can get away together, make wonderful memories and bond)

-gardening

-painting (a room, make it a painting party, get snacks and play music, have fun!)

-take family photos

-museum

-aquarium

-take a family joy ride (Sunday drive) with the top down

-bon fire(weiner and marshmellow roast)

-roasting hot dogs and marshmellows in front of fireplace

-skiing

-ice skating

-beach

-boating

-dominos

-make a house of cards

-play cards

-dance

-swim

-talking (for younger kids this is done at a good time of snuggling also)

-water fight

-watermelon fight

-do a puzzle

-video games

-make a home movie

-reading together

-biking

-skating

-to park

-picnic

-go to yard sales

-fishing

-wash car(yes this can be fun! think about it!)

-camping

-homemade ice cream

-4th of July(picnic and fireworks)

-Christmas (picking the tree, decorating tree,

carolling, wrapping and unwrapping gifts)

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