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Family Activity Ideas

Mar 10, 2021

As a parent, the thought of corralling everyone together might sound rather daunting. Then, needing a plan on top of that is also more pressure! Let us help you with that, because this is one of the best investments you could make into your family as you create this bond. 

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BOARD GAMES 

Ticket to Ride, Clue, Apples to Apples, Taboo, Settlers of Catan, Trouble 

 

TALENT SHOW 

Give everyone 15 minutes to prepare a talent!  Either have a parent or child MC the event. You can incorporate prizes, voting, etc and make up your own talent show traditions. 

 

 

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CHARADES – or reverse charades 

This is a timeless classic for all ages.  From our 99 year old Gma, to our littlest family member, we enjoy countless rounds of this game. 

 

ACTIVE GAMES

Capture the Flag, Kick ball, Tag, Slip & Slide, Sardines, etc. 

Exert fun and challenging energy with these games. Each one is a classic and a favorite.  

MOVIE NIGHT 

This is a classic, of course! Do you have a projector? Or a drive-in theatre close by? You can creatively switch this up.  

 

HIKES 

What local trails can you explore? Maybe pack a dinner, or snack, and enjoy your extended “backyard.” 

 

GOING OUT TO DINNER 

Maybe this is something that you do already as a family. But if not, this can be a special outing. 

 

MAKING DINNER TOGETHER 

Give everyone a task to complete for dinner. Have fun in the kitchen together! 

 

MAKING PIZZAS 

Easy! Try our Simple Eats recipe and also buy this crust for a healthy short cut.  

 

CREATING FAMILY CHALLENGES 

Minute to win it, doing a family workout, doing an excursion 

 

ART NIGHT 

Pick a theme and have everyone pitch in. Paint a portrait, create a sculpture out of paper tubes, get creative.  

 

CREATE A FORMAL DINNER 

Take the opportunity to educate in a fun way! Etiquette 101! 

 

LEARN A DANCE TOGETHER 

There are so many fun dances to learn! Search YouTube and find a dance guide for your family. 

 

BOOK CLUB 

Pick a book of the month and read it. Use a family night to discuss it. 

 

 

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PUZZLES 

Challenge yourself to complete an entire puzzle in one evening. 

We love White Mountain Puzzles

 

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