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Fun Family Activities You Can All Do Together

fun-familyIt’s said that the family that plays together stays together. No matter how many members there are in your family or what the age range is, you can all benefit from fun family activities that you do together. It’s essential that you make quality time spent together a top priority if you want to maintain as strong bond. Foster relationships that are built to last by planning activities that you can share as a family unit. You’ll create memories to last a lifetime.

Take a Walking Tour of Your Community

You want to foster community involvement and appreciation from a young age. One of the best ways to know about the important people in your neighborhood is to take a field trip together. You can stop in the firehouse, the police station, and the post office as only a few of the possibilities. Consider a local nursing home or veterans’ hospital to bring patients good cheer. This type of activity is ideal for young ones, such as preschool and kindergarten age children. However, even teens can head with you to these popular destinations to volunteer their services. You want to teach them to give back from a young age.

Plan a Scavenger Hunt

There’s nothing like a scavenger hunt to stir up some excitement with your family. Change up your next camping trip, a walk on a nature trail, or an afternoon at home by planning a scavenger hunt. If you have enough family members, make it a team activity with some kind of prize at the end. You could also have the goal of creating a project once your hunt is over. You could even go somewhere like U Pull & Pay to see what different types of auto parts you can find.

Go Back in Time

Whether you have local historic sites or a nearby museum, this is your perfect opportunity as a family to do a little time travel. Find out what it was like in a bygone era. When you get home, talk about what you saw and any favorites. Visit the library to make a connection as you do research on your jaunt through history. If you can find a movie to tie in, such as “Titanic,” finish off the day with movie night. Make history come alive for the entire family.


The sky’s the limit when you want to get together as a family. There’s no shortage of excitement and entertainment when you are creative and use resources that are available to you. Remember that there is something for everyone and respect common interests.



Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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