Ten Fun Things to Do With Your Family

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.

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