101 Weekend Family Activity Ideas


Football, golf, work, or something else are all things that might be on your list of things to do. Whatever it is that may pull you away from your family, make sure you’re calendaring family activities over the weekend. Here are 101 weekend family activity ideas to help you get started:

1. Family bike rides
2. Family game night
3. Neighborhood walks
4. Sports training
5. Yard work
6. Laundry day
7. Volunteer in the community
8. Family movie night
9. Read a book together
10. Wash the cars
11. Family slumber party
12. Create a scrapbook
13. Set up a lemonade stand
14. Have a garage sale
15. Walk (if possible) to a local ice cream place
16. Attend church together
17. Go rollerblading
18. Create “busy bags” for the kids to play with on road trips
19. Create a home version of a popular board game
20. Walk the dog or the neighbor’s dog
21. Bake cookies
22. Make Christmas ornaments
23. Play flag football
24. Play Wii Fit or Xbox Kinect
25. Create homemade birthday or holiday cards
26. Take a dance class
27. Take a karate class
28. Search for the constellations/stars
29. Go on a family picnic
30. Have a family barbecue
31. Create emergency plans (fire escape)
32. Create a first aid kit
33. Take an etiquette class
34. Create a family tree
35. Create a history timeline
36. Create and practice a family play
37. Test drive cars
38. Go visit open houses
39. Create a family recipe book
40. Learn a home repair
41. Start a collection (coins, rocks, beads, etc.)
42. Make a grocery list and shop
43. Create a family cookbook
44. Have a scavenger hunt
45. Have a Soul Train line
46. Work on a puzzle
47. Play Miniature golf
48. Create a list of local “kids eat free” locations and days and eat at one
49. Create a family handshake
50. Create a family mission statement
51. Complete a science project
52. Label all the things in your house with a new language you want to learn
53. Have a bubble blowing contest
54. Have a water balloon fight
55. Have a push-up contest (dad has child on his back to level the playing field)
56. Watch a movie and critique it like professional critics
57. Take a local mission trip (visit homeless, give meals, and share Bible verses)
58. Go bowling
59. Play laser tag
60. Have a home “professional” photo shoot (kids act as the “professionals)
61. Write a family song or rap
62. Have a rap battle
63. Watch Cosby Show reruns
64. Go to a museum
65. Visit a local splash park
66. Go on a nature hike
67. Have an Easter egg hunt
68. Visit the library
69. Go ice skating
70. Go to the barber shop together
71. Play hide-and-seek
72. Create a time capsule and bury it in the backyard
73. Create a family calendar
74. Clip pictures of a family dream home
75. Perform magic tricks
76. Collect and paint rocks
77. Visit a fire station
78. Go to a local professional sports game
79. Collect leaves
80. Play foursquare
81. Have a Google hangout or Skype call to out of town family
82. Play capture the flag
83. Have a family dinner out
84. Start a family garden
85. Cook a meal together
86. Play kick the can
87. Go shopping (non-grocery)
88. Take things to Goodwill
89. Have a formal dinner at home (complete with servers, menu, dressing up, etc.)
90. Play Uno
91. Have a karaoke night
92. Collect seashells
93. Go fishing
94. Hang pictures in the house
95. Paint a bedroom
96. Listen to old school music (make the kids sing and dance along)
97. Have a family house party (kids play family DJ)
98. Watch old/classic movies
99. Fly kites
100. Set up recycle bins and recycling system
101. Make snow angels
102. Bonus: Create your own list of 100+ things to do with your family

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