Some of the fondest childhood memories revolve around doing things with family. It can’t always be sunshine and rainbows, but you can survive with these 30 ideas for family activities.
The Family Hour in Australia by Tai Snaith: Endangered species meet mixed modern families and mid-century modern design.
DIY Play Dough from Artsy-Fartsy Mama: Have loads of fun for almost no money at all!
Marshmallow Shooter from Skip to My Lou: Great for backyard fun—have a distance shooting contest!
Farmers Market Fun for Kids from Kids Activities Blog: Try some tasty samples and turn it into a learning experience for the kids.
Host a Bike Rodeo with Spoonful
Light up the night with Ring Toss Fun and Momma Did It
Hot Rocks with Eighteen 25
Play Sponge Ball tag with Martha Stewart
Make a Hot Wheels Masking Tape Race Track on a rainy day with The Mother Huddle
Make Homemade Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker with Brown Eyed Baker
Build a Fan Fort with All for the Boys
Make Balloon Rockets with Discover Explore Learn
Upcycle some plastic bottles and play Plastic Bottle Bowling on UCreate from Meet the Dubiens
Pull Honey and Cream Taffy with The Mommypotamus
Minute to Win It with Happy Home Fairy
Have a bubble party and make a Human Bubble with One Charming Party
Play Frisbee Golf with My Computer Is My Canvas
Learn about nature by doing a Hiking Scavenger Hunt with My Kids Make
Make a work of art by Stamping with Lego and Craft Foam from Filth Wizardry
Have a free-for-all with Water Balloon Piñatas from Scrap Happy Heather
Craft some Recycled Package Bookmarks with Kid Activities
Enjoy Q-Tip Painting and Templates from Therapy Fun Zone
Make a Plantable Paper Earth with Modern Parents Messy Kids
For art with a twist, try Contact Paper Collage with Play Create Explore
Challenge each other to a game of Balloon Ping Pong from Keeping It Simple Crafts
Pick out the perfect soup stone and head to the kitchen to make Stone Soup with a recipe from Ever Never Again
Partake in 35 Random Acts of Kindness with Tickles to Giggles
Channel your inner mad scientist with 10 Crazy Concoctions from Babble
Celebrate the book Where the Wild Things Are by making Toilet Paper Wild Thing Monsters with See Vanessa Craft
Decorate your house with Textured Painted Letters with Hands On As We Grow