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Quick and Easy Ideas for the Perfect Family Fun Night

Quick and Easy Ideas for the Perfect Family Fun Night

Written by: Leah Hastings

A lot of kiddos look to their parents for real, quality time together, but sometimes it’s hard for us parents to keep coming up with ideas that will keep them entertained! You want them to have new experiences and you want them to have a blast every time! How do you make sure what you’re doing is fun, and that it’s family-friendly? Here are some ideas on how to have the perfect family fun night and to get some of that quality, family bonding time while you’re at it!

Make some treats...

What kiddos don’t love baked goods? The fun part about a night of baking with the little ones is that you’re able to not only spend time with them, but you also get to teach them something! And of course, you get to eat yummy treats together! We can’t forget about that! Try making some yummy cookies, brownies, or muffins!

Lay out a bunch of arts and crafts...

There’s nothing quite like getting to let out a little creative energy with some arts and crafts. No matter how old you get, you can always have fun painting, coloring, or even making something out of readily-available household items!

Have a night of stargazing...

This time of year is perfect to lay blankets down in the backyard and look up at the stars together. On a clear night, you can even cuddle up as a family and make a game out of who can spot the most shooting stars! If you know a little bit about Astrology too, you can even point out different constellations to your kids.

Start a band...

Whatever instruments you have around the house will work! Even if you have no instruments, you can use pots and pans as drums, make a guitar out of an empty tissue box and rubber bands, and use a hairbrush as a microphone. The kids can take turns performing for you, or you can all play together! Use your imagination a little bit and have a blast!

Cozy up for a movie night...

When you’re looking for more of a relaxing night in, you can always have a nice cozy night with a bunch of movies! Buy some popcorn, maybe some of your kids’ favorite snacks, and candy for dessert to make it feel like you’re at the theater. Then, simply cuddle up on the couch, queue up a movie and enjoy! If you’re a faith-based family looking for some family-friendly content everyone can enjoy, here’s a wide variety of Christian movies you can check out.

Play dress up...

Your kiddos don’t have to play dress up all by themselves! You can join in on the fun and make it a family affair. Dress up as their favorite movie characters or superheroes, and then run around the house and act it out! The little ones will absolutely love having you join in on something that lets them use their imaginations.

Board game tournament...

Bring out all of your favorite board games and play them all night long! You can play classics like LIFE and Candyland, or try newer games, like Heads Up or Speak Out! You can let everyone take turns on who gets to go first and who gets to pick which game to play. If you run out of games to play before the end of the night, you can always play it old school and enjoy Go Fish with some cards!

Bust out a dance party...

Turn on some of your favorite music and get moving! You can get competitive with a dance off between the family, or you can keep it fun by starting a conga line around the house. Bonus: if you have hardwood floors, throw on some fuzzy socks and slide around or practice your moonwalk!

Have a sock-puppet show...

If you’re struggling to find things around the house for a family fun night, you can always grab some old socks, a marker, and have a sock-puppet show! The kiddos will have so much fun coming up with the storyline, decorating their puppets, and performing it for you! You can even include an intermission so you have time for snacks!

 Get active...

If setting aside time for physical activity is important to you, you can round up a game of kickball or soccer in the backyard as a family. You don’t even need to keep score, just have fun! If you want to get away from the house, you can even take them somewhere fun like Urban Air

No matter what you’re doing as a family, the kiddos will love the quality time with you. These family fun night ideas are just a starting point. There are so many easy ways to have fun and get the whole family involved! Now, go schedule some quality time for the family and have a great time!

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