Fun Activities To Do At Home

Some Fun Activities To Do At Home


Play charades

This game has existed for such a long time and yet it never grows old. You can buy charade games already packaged. However, feel free to make up your own.

Each family member can contribute by writing down charades on index cards. Watching your family members act out the charade while the others are guessing is guaranteed to be a night full of fun and laughter.


Have a costume party

Generally, the only time we can get away with putting on costumes is on Halloween. It is so entertaining to put on a costume and play.

Host an evening where everyone has to dress up in a costume. Eat your dinner that evening all dressed up. Play games and just have a party. You can even make it a “themed” costume party by choosing a time era or movie characters. Shape it to meet your interests.


Pick a holiday and celebrate

Set up some decorations for the holiday of choice and enjoy!

Make a few foods or snacks that are typically served during the holiday.

Play games and dress for the holiday as well.


Host an International night

As a family, pick out a country you would like to learn more about and are interested in. The kids could research it ahead of time. Find cuisine that is unique to that country. Prepare a dinner that would be served in that country.

Each family member would be responsible to bring one fact about the country to share at dinner time. For example, you could choose Mexico. You could serve tacos, enchiladas, and arroz con pollo.

Everyone could wear sombreros to dinner. Plan for an evening of creative learning time!


Film a newscast

The technology that exists today is awesome. Smartphones come equipped to make videos.

Set up and make a newscast of events that are going on locally or events that are taking place in your family circle. This will also help everyone learn to speak in public. Doing this at home is an unusual way to interact as a family.


Film a cooking show

Have you ever watched the cooking shows on TV? Cooking is a hot topic. In fact, cooking shows are so popular these days that there are networks that only broadcast shows about cooking.  Pick out a recipe you would like to try. Pretend you are hosting your own cooking show and video it. Make sure the whole family participates, in one way or another. You are certain to have a lot of laughs while watching your family episode.


Make a scarecrow

Make an indoor scarecrow, using newspaper, pillows or towels as stuffing.

Use old clothes from each family member and re-create everyone as a scarecrow.


Here are some other fun ideas that you can incorporate into the day/schedule that include the entire family.

Have a reading marathon.

Write stories together.

Play soccer in your backyard.

Paint or draw together.

Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes.

Have a sunset picnic in the living room.

Play board games.

Play kickball in the backyard.

Get up early have a sunrise breakfast in the living room.

Tour a museum online.

Play hide-and-seek.

Have a pillow fight.

Rent a movie on demand and make popcorn.

Tell stories.

Have a scavenger hunt.

Make mazes or puzzles for each other to solve.

Play card games.

Plant seeds to plant after they start to grow.

Bake cookies (let the kids help).

Print pictures and create a scrapbook.

Make a movie using a phone and computer.

Learn to play music.


Make play dough from scratch.

Make homemade mini pizzas.

Make hand-painted T-shirts.

Write letters to family and friends.

Paint or decorate the kids’ room.

Make milkshakes.

Play freeze tag.

Create a treasure hunt for them (leaving clues around the house or yard).

Decorate a pair of jeans.

Do a science experiment.

Teach them to play chess or checkers.

Learn magic tricks.

Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member.

Create an obstacle course.

Play loud music and dance crazy.

Write and produce a play (to perform before other family members).

Paint each other’s faces.

Explore your yard and look for insects.

Take pictures of nature in your yard.

Play a trivia game.

Make up trivia questions about each other.

Make hot cocoa with marshmallows.

Play house.

Make sock puppets

Decorate the house with decorations you make.

Make popsicles.

Play school.

Do shadow puppets.

Make a comic book.

Blow bubbles.

Take turns saying tongue twisters.

Sing songs.

Tell ghost stories in the dark with a flashlight.

Build your house with Legos.

Play video games together.

Play nerf football.

Bake a cake and decorate it.

Play dress-up.

Thumb-wrestle, play mercy, or have a tickle fight.

Make a gingerbread house, or decorate gingerbread men.

Learn and tell each other jokes.

Play basketball using a hamper.

Learn to juggle.

Build paper airplanes and have a flying contest.