Family Night Ideas
(40+ Activities To Do with Your Family)
Every Monday evening, we set aside time to spend with family to learn together and do wholesome recreational activities. Family adventures can be as big as a vacation or as small (but meaningful) as some quality conversation at home. Here is a list of 40+ family night activities to help your continue making meaningful family memories:
1. Make Up A Family Holiday
Work together to create a new reason to celebrate. Maybe it’s an ancestors birthday, or an extra excuse to get out to your favorite hiking spot every year, or a fun reason to make a special food. Share your family holiday ideas in the comments!
2. Write Thank You Cards
You can never be too grateful for the people in your life. Work together to write thank you notes to people who have been a blessing to your family.
3. Carve or Paint Pumpkins
Or find a different fruit of vegetable to decorate if it’s not pumpkin season.
4. Go Bobbing for Apples
And maybe make Carmel apples with the left over ones.
5. Play a Sport Together
As formal as joining a team or as informal as a good game of catch.
6. Go Swimming
At a pool or a lake or your other favorite swimming hole.
7. Do a Photo Scavenger Hunt
One fun way to do this is to take close up pictures of things around the house. See if your family can figure out what they are.
8. Go to a New Park
You could even make a “park bucket list” of local playgrounds and go to a new one very week.
9. Tour a Local Factory
Cheese and chocolate factories are our favorites to visit.
10. Go to a You-Pick Farm
Count your blessings if you have a good you-pick farm near you.
11. Visit a Cemetary
Take time to visit loved ones who have passed or take a walk in your local cemetery.
12. Play Flour Yard Games
Get some pantyhose, fill with flour, tie the end and add some epic fun to your regular game of capture the flag.
13. Go Bird Watching
What’s the coolest bird you’ve ever seen in the wild?
14. Make S’mores over a Campfire
Who has some awesome s’mores recipes to share?
15. Have a Water Balloon Fight
Or play some water balloon volleyball.
16. Go Camping
Where is your favorite camping spot? The backyard totally counts.
17. Have a Movie Night
Check out our family movie list to get some ideas.
18. Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Make a list of nature items such as a rock shaped like a heart, a ladybug, and a yellow flower. What else would you put on your list?
19. Make Breakfast for Dinner
What is your favorite breakfast food?
20. Have a Picnic
Feel free to share your picnic recipes and ideas in the comments.
21. Make an Obstacle Course
Kick the ball, then run around the tree… play for fun or add some friendly competition with a timer.
22. Watch a Sunset
Drive or hike to a special spot with a view.
23. Make Origami Boats
And then race them in the gutter.
24. Do a Puzzle
What’s the largest puzzle your family has had patience for?
25. Brainstorm Inventions
Even better if you actually create them!
26. Learn to Make Something New
What is your favorite treat to bake?
27. Learn About Your Family History
Family history is a great way to bond as a family.
28. Plant a Garden
Share your beginner gardening tips in the comments!
29. Take Family Photos
Our favorite style is lifestyle photography. Capture your family’s real life moments.
30. Visit a Historical Site
Share your favorite historical sites in the comments!
31. Visit An Animal Attraction
Which is your favorite – an aviary, aquarium or zoo?
32. Make Origami Decor
A cute origami bouquet is a fun option.
33. Go Mini Golfing
Or “real” golfing works too.
34. Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen
Or several other volunteer options.
35. Look Through Old Photo Albums
Share those embarrassing High School photos with each other.
36. Make Paper Airplanes
And then see whose can fly the farthest
37. Have a Dance Party
What’s your family’s favorite jam?
38. Make a Cardboard House
Or castle, or car or kitchen…
39. Go Ice Skating
Some ice skating rinks are open year round.
40. Find More Ideas
Comment below with your favorite family night ideas!