Today’s modern family is very busy. Between work, school, extra-curricular activities, and events – where does family time come in? Let’s not forget to add the hours each family member spends on electronic devices. With all these distractions, it’s easy to forget to designate time for family. But it is the most valuable.

There are many benefits of family quality time. Spending time together fosters emotional wellness and a sense of unity for all members of the family. In addition, I believe it helps children feel loved and less likely to engage in negative activities outside of the home as a way of seeking belonging. Family bonding moments are where memories are created, and life feels simple.

50 Weekend Family Fun Ideas

  1. Trip to the zoo
  2. Game night  
  3. Scavenger hunt
  4. Cooking together – Try a new recipe
  5. Spend a day at an amusement park
  6. Family bike ride
  7. Visit the library
  8. Movie night with snacks
  9. Take a walk around your neighborhood
  10. Picnic in the park
  11. Visit an animal shelter
  12. Sidewalk chalk drawings
  13. Trip to an art gallery
  14. Paint together
  15. Have a fashion show in your living room
  16. Read together
  17. Make popsicles
  18. Make paper dolls
  19. Family Cookout
  20. Make Playdoh
  21. Beach day
  22. Make ice cream in a bag
  23. Visit a museum
  24. Make personal pizzas
  25. Mini Golf
  26. Bowling
  27. Have breakfast for dinner
  28. Start a water balloon fight
  29. Go fishing
  30. Visit a farm
  31. Catch bugs (don’t forget to release them!)
  32. Family bond fire
  33. Bake cupcakes
  34. Have a family talent show
  35.  Feeding ducks
  36. Family road trip
  37. Visit an aquarium
  38. Drive-In movie
  39. Swimming
  40. Create a family scrapbook
  41. Make milkshakes
  42. Create a family time capsule
  43. Stargaze
  44. Famers Market
  45. Make an apple pie
  46. Family comedy night – tell jokes together
  47. Play a board game
  48. Play a card game
  49. Wash the car
  50. Family garage sale – use the money to fund a special family activity!