101 Family Activities for Your Weekend


Saturdays are Family Day in the Bledsoe household.  Our Saturday’s usually go one of two ways.  Either we have a ton of things to do, or we have nothing going on at all.  For those days that we have nothing planned, it helps to have some ideas so we can enjoy our time together.

Your family’s Saturdays may be similar.  If so, I have just what you need.  I’ve created a list of 101 Family Activities that you can do on Saturday, Sunday, or any day of the week for that matter.

The list is especially good for those days you have nothing planned, and just do not know what to do.  Just pick something from the list, and enjoy!  All activities are intended for every member of the family to participate.

101 Family Activities For Your Family

  1. Family bike rides
  2. Family game night
  3. Neighborhood walks
  4. Sports training
  5. Yard work
  6. Laundry day
  7. Volunteer in the community
  8. Family movie night
  9. Read a book together
  10. Wash the cars
  11. Family slumber party
  12. Create a scrapbook
  13. Set up a lemonade stand
  14. Have a garage sale
  15. Walk (if possible) to local ice cream place
  16. Attend church together
  17. Roller blading
  18. Create “busy bags” for the kids to play with on road trips
  19. Create a home version of a popular board game
  20. Walk the dog or the neighbors dog
  21. Bake cookies
  22. Make Christmas ornaments
  23. Play flag football
  24. Play Wii Fit or Xbox Kinect
  25. Create homemade bday or holiday cards
  26. Take a dance class
  27. Take a karate class
  28. Search for the constellations/stars
  29. Family picnic
  30. Family barbecue
  31. Create emergency plans (fire escape)
  32. Create a first aid kit
  33. Take an etiquette class
  34. Create a family tree
  35. Create a history timeline
  36. Create and practice a family play
  37. Test drive cars
  38. Go visit open houses
  39. Create a family recipe book
  40. Learn a home repair
  41. Start a collection (coins, rocks, beads, etc.)
  42. Make a grocery list and shop
  43. Create a family cookbook
  44. Have a scavenger hunt
  45. Have a Soul Train line
  46. Work on a puzzle
  47. Play Miniature golf
  48. Create a list of local “kids eat free” locations and days and eat at one
  49. Create a family handshake
  50. Create a family mission statement
  51. Complete a science project
  52. Label all the things in your house with our primary language and 2 languages you want to learn
  53. Bubble blowing contest
  54. Water balloon fight
  55. Push-up contest (dad has child on his back to level playing field)
  56. Watch a movie and critique it like professional critics
  57. Local mission trip (visit homeless, give meals, and share bible verses)
  58. Go bowling
  59. Play laser tag
  60. Have a home “professional” photo shoot (kids as the “professionals)
  61. Write a family song or rap
  62. Have a rap battle
  63. Watch Cosby Show reruns
  64. Go to a museum
  65. Visit a local splash park
  66. Go on  a nature hike
  67. Easter egg hunt
  68. Visit the library
  69. Go ice skating
  70. Go to the barber shop together
  71. Play hide-and-seek
  72. Create a time capsule and bury in the backyard
  73. Create a family calendar
  74. Clip pictures of family dream home
  75. Perform magic tricks
  76. Collect and paint rocks
  77. Visit a fire station
  78. Go to a local professional sports game
  79. Collect leaves
  80. Play foursquare
  81. Google hangout or Skype call to family
  82. Play capture the flag
  83. Family dinner out
  84. Start a family garden
  85. Cook a meal together
  86. Play kick the can
  87. Go shopping (non-grocery)
  88. Take things to Goodwill
  89. Formal dinner at home (complete with servers, menu, dressing up, etc)
  90. Play Uno
  91. Karaoke night
  92. Collect seashells (yes, you need to be near a beach)
  93. Go fishing (maybe duplicate)
  94. Hang pictures in the house
  95. Paint a bedroom
  96. Listen to old school music (make the kids sing and dance along)
  97. Family house party (kids play family DJ)
  98. Watch old/classic movies
  99. Fly kites
  100. Set up recycle bins and system
  101. Make snow angels
  102. Bonus: Create your own list of 100+ things to do with your family

Question:  Do you have any activities that you can add?  Please share in the comment section below.

Oct 13, 2012