Ten Fun Things to Do With Your Family

by Lisa Toner

Have a blast trying these fun family activities.

Family Fun #1

Go on a family scavenger hunt with a list of things to do or find. Perhaps walk around your neighborhood looking for a squirrel, something purple or the number 7. You could pick up trash, say hello to someone or touch a stop sign.

Family Fun #2

Camp inside! Lay your sleeping bags around a campfire made of flashlights and red and yellow tissue paper. Cook s’mores in the microwave and sing campfire songs.

Family Fun #3

Look through old family photos and listen to stories of when Mom and Dad were growing up.

Family Fun #4

Build a masterpiece out of marshmallows and toothpicks.

Family Fun #5

Bug hunt! Take photos of each creepy crawly bug you find and make a bug book.

Family Fun #8

Darken a room. Using flashlights, cast light on a bare wall. Make shadow animals using arms and hands.

Family Fun #7

Prepare a giant, family-sized ice cream sundae. Be sure to use each family member’s favorite topping.

Family Fun #6

Drive to the nearest airport and watch the planes take off and land. Afterward, make paper airplanes and have a flying contest.

Family Fun #9

Design an obstacle course using everyday items such as a lawn chair, sprinkler or Hula Hoop. Remember the stopwatch! Time each family member to see who is the fastest.

Family Fun #10

Eat dinner by candlelight and listen to your favorite music.


This article first appeared in the May 2011 issue of Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Illustrations © Paula Becker.