7 Fun Activities the Whole Family Can Enjoy Together At Home

father and daughter reading at homeAre you running out of activities to do at home that everyone in your family will enjoy? Here is a list of 7 fun activities that the whole family can enjoy together!

Water Guns/Water Balloons

You can enjoy both water guns and water balloons in a friendly game or high energy “battle.” You can even set up challenges or targets to use your water guns with. Place different objects on the driveway, have everyone stand at the same distance, and then see who can “hit” the object first. There are so many fun games that you can do with both water guns and water balloons. ENJOY!!!

Sidewalk Chalk

There are so many fun activities that families can do with chalk, a lot more than just drawings. Some other fun ways that you can use chalk are, Tic-Tac-Toe, Hangmen, scavenger hunts, and obstacle courses. You can even take school days outside and use chalk for spelling and math lessons. A bucket of chalk is a must-have item! 

Fort Building

Building a family fort can be so FUN. Set a timer and see how fast and BIG you can build your family fort. Once the dream fort has been built, pop some popcorn, and enjoy a family movie night from inside the fort!!!

Family Camping Night

Take advantage of the nice weather and put together a family camping night in the back yard! Complete with roasting hot dogs and making s’mores. You can even create a fun stargazing craft to do with the whole family. All you need are toothpicks or pretzel sticks and little marshmallows. Allow everyone to create their favorite star or constellation.  

Ice Cream Bar Sundae Night

Gather all the yummy toppings and ice cream and have an Ice Cream Social Everyone could vote on their favorite flavor and topping. You could even see who can stack the most cherries on top of each other. Have fun with it and enjoy a night of yummy ice cream. 

Fill Up A Paxton’s Blessing Box

Not only a fun activity to do together but a fun way to give back to our local community (if you are not local, find an organization or a family in need. Donate even a dinner out GC or bring a family a meal). If you have not heard about Paxton’s Blessing Box, check out more details here). No matter what side of town you live on, there is a box near. Gather up some non-perishable food items (think about your kids’ favorite bars, mac n cheese, baby food, canned soup, and other yummy foods that don’t need to be refrigerated) and make it a fun family night of serving others. 

Family Dance Off

Make a list of all your favorite dances. Do the dances as a family or separate into teams. Turn your music device up and have the BEST night full of dancing and laughter! Record the videos to watch later for more giggles.

Family time doesn’t have to be boring. Get creative and have fun with it. Make the most of this extra time that you get to spend with one another!

Jenna is a Pediatric ICU Registered Nurse and the owner of the infant sleep consulting company, 4 The Love of Sleep. Born and raised in Wichita, Jenna is married to her workout lovin’ husband, Dominic of 10 years and the Mama to two girls, Aynslee (6) and Arbor (4). Jenna is an advocate for early childhood literacy and enjoys a good book herself. You can find her pool side in the summertime with a yummy drink in hand.