101 Family Activity Ideas

Looking for something to do with the family? Here’s 101 ideas to get you started:

  1. Go on a family picnic
  2. Have a family barbecue
  3. Work on a puzzle
  4. Go rollerblading or roller skating
  5. Visit the beach
  6. Complete a science experiment
  7. Bake a dessert
  8. Learn a little American Sign Language
  9. See cool planes at a flight museum*
  10. Make a grocery list and go shopping
  11. Clean out the closet and donate clothes
  12. Cook a meal together
  13. Stroll through a nature center or garden*
  14. Learn about family history
  15. Camp out in the living room or backyard
  16. Wash the car
  17. Take apart old electronics (carefully—to see what’s inside)
  18. Create a family calendar of everyone’s birthday
  19. Visit the library or bookstore*
  20. Play a card game
  21. Go to a museum*
  22. Video call a faraway family member
  23. Make a cardboard race car
  24. Draw with sidewalk chalk
  25. Try a pottery or ceramics class
  26. Play frisbee
  27. Go on a family bike ride
  28. Gardening or yard work
  29. Perform a play/skit
  30. Practice drilling holes in scrap wood
  31. Host a trivia night
  32. Learn how to make balloon animals
  33. Paint a bedroom
  34. Build a fort
  35. Create a first aid kit
  36. Play an old-school recess game
  37. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  38. Practice magic tricks
  39. Try a new food or cuisine
  40. Visit the beach
  41. Learn how to juggle
  42. Go through family photos
  43. Go geocaching
  44. Visit a farmer’s market
  45. Entertain the kids with tape
  46. Take a parent-kid cooking class
  47. Get bird seeds and go backyard birdwatching
  48. Learn some yo-yo tricks
  49. Visit some farm animals
  50. Fix something around the house that’s broken
  51. Write a letter to family and friends
  52. Tie-dye old shirts
  53. Draw a map of your neighborhood
  54. Have a staycation
  55. Play balloon volleyball
  56. Read a book together
  57. Learn the phonetic alphabet
  58. Make a cardboard dollhouse
  59. Go fishing
  60. Build a free little library
  61. Get ice cream
  62. Take a trip to the zoo*
  63. Visit a farm and pick your own veggies
  64. Rearrange the furniture
  65. Rent a surrey bike or swan boat
  66. Play a family board game
  67. Make a family tree
  68. Visit a historical site and learn its history*
  69. Have a paper airplane contest
  70. Visit the ducks at a local park
  71. Make a rock garden for the yard
  72. Memorize the states and capitals
  73. Plan your family’s emergency plan and have a fire drill
  74. Make giant bubbles
  75. Start a collection
  76. Make movie night extra special
  77. Organize the snack pantry
  78. Learn how to play hacky sack
  79. Make a time capsule and bury it
  80. Have a tea party
  81. Learn some yoga poses
  82. Build an obstacle course
  83. Have a sock ball fight
  84. Grow an herb garden
  85. Learn how to tie different knots
  86. Bake your own pizza
  87. Plan the next birthday party
  88. Visit a train museum or go on a train ride*
  89. DIY manicures and pedicures
  90. Create a family cookbook
  91. Explore a new playground
  92. Bake a cake and decorate it
  93. Make a stuffed animal zoo
  94. Build a house of cards
  95. Meditate as a family
  96. Go play mini golf and ride go-karts
  97. Make puppets and put on a puppet show
  98. Learn the basics of a new language
  99. Plan a dream vacation
  100. Tell scary stories in the dark
  101. Watch the sunrise or sunset together

*If you’re planning to go somewhere, be sure to visit each place’s website or call to confirm operating hours and details. Some places may still be closed due to the pandemic.

 

 

 

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