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Easy Ideas for FREE Family Fun – Part II
In a world where most of us spend a lot of time looking at screens instead of truly interacting in meaning fun ways, it is important to keep family time a priority. Studies have shown that the simple act of having nightly family dinners does wonders for the emotional, academic, and even physical development of the children in the home. Imagine how much more could be achieved with regular, fun activities that will also help you all bond and become even closer as a family! Below are sixteen different ideas of family activities to get you started…
If you missed Part I – You can see the other 15 different ideas I shared HERE
1. Write A Story ✏️
This can be done in a lot of ways. You can use a white/chalkboard to add words while everyone takes turns adding one word at a time. You can also write one altogether and put it on paper you can bind together into a homemade book. This also works with filling in mad-libs if you need a starting point to get your creativity rolling!
2. Tie-Dye 👕
Tie-dye is a lot of fun, and is also a great outlet for creativity! You can tie-dye just about any article of clothing, and there are a million ways to tie and dye them! Once they are all finished, you will have a great memory every time you wear whatever you made! Check out “5 easy tie-dye instructions — plus, 4 tie-dye patterns to try” Here
3. Learn To Sew 🧵
Sewing is a skill that always comes in handy at one time or another. Even knowing how to sew on a button can be the difference between an awkward situation and a quick fix with no fuss. Basic stitches are also good to know in any future fashion emergencies.
4. Build Models 🚗
Order a model airplane, building, robot, car, etc. and build it together as a family. Model building is an awesome way to learn about how things go together, and how to work together as a team.
5. Family Video Games 🎮
A lot of modern video games and systems have awesome multiplayer options that make family fun super easy! The Wii, in particular, has some of the best games and features for this, but you can use any system if you take turns playing one single-player game. Keep it pressure-free and have fun! Games are meant to be played to have FUN, not just to win.
6. Check Out Old Photo Albums 📸
Learning about family history is a great way to keep memories and traditions alive. Great grandma’s cookie recipe will mean that much more if your kids have a face to place with the stories. Pictures are worth a thousand words, and they also preserve the memories of the past.
7. Make A Scrapbook With New Photos 📖
To make your own memories for your family’s future, take pictures and add them to a new album! You can even try out scrapbooking to make it even more meaningful and organized. Everyone can fill out a page in their own style and write their own little memory notes next to each picture.
8. Life-Sized Drawings 🖌
Get a big piece of poster board and have someone lay down on it. Then you can trace around their body so you have a template. Once that is done, everyone can work together to fill in the template and make a life-sized drawing of the family member!
9. Karaoke 🎤
Karaoke is a lot of fun and making it a family affair is sure to get lots of laughs. You can even hold a contest for the silliest song/voice combo… Bonus points for interpretive dance!
10. Look For Four Leaf Clovers 🍀
Clovers with four or more leaves are actually very rare. Looking for some in the backyard can pass a lot of time! Finding them is always very rewarding and exciting. You can also choose something else to hunt for; like molehills, spider webs, or dandelions!
11. Make A Critter House 🐦
A typical birdhouse can be a home for lots of animals besides birds! Chipmunks, squirrels, mice, bats and other small mammals can also make their homes in birdhouses. This is a great way to keep these little guys warm and sheltered in the rain or cold that may be coming up where you live.
12. Follow An Online Tutorial 🖥
This can be anything from cake decorating, to wreath making, to knitting a scarf! Just find a beginner video of something cool, and if you have the supplies you need—give it a try! It can be a lot of fun to see how your finished product compares with the video’s. This can be a team effort to do one big project, or each family member can work on one small project! This is a great way to see how differently each person can do the same thing. Use this as an opportunity to teach your kids about individuality, and help them see that everyone is different in awesome ways!
13. Play In The Rain 💦
Rain is usually an excuse to stay indoors, but you can have a lot of fun stomping in puddles and playing in the mud. Just make sure it is not too cold out, and that there is not any lightning nearby.
14. Scavenger Hunt 🔎
Scavenger hunts are really awesome ways to get the brain and body moving. There are also lots of ways to set up a scavenger hunt! You can theme it by color, size, room, and more! Set a time limit if you have older kids; and make sure if you have younger kids, that they can have fun without feeling too pressured to “win.” Family days and activities should be all about fun!
15. Paint Rocks 🎨
Have everyone find a cool rock outside. Then, you all can use your imaginations to see the shape of something specific in that rock. Once you have figured out what your rock looks like, you can paint it so it becomes that thing. For example, a lumpy rock might look like a toad; so you can paint legs and eyes and spots on it to make it look like a real toad!
16. Quiet Time 🧩️
Quiet time is an opportunity for the kids to think, play by themselves, and give mom and dad a break!
Here are a few ideas to try for quiet time:
- Word Search
- Educational Worksheets
- Extra Chores
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