Fun Ways to Spend Time with Family at Home
Having a night in with your family is a great way to save money and bond. As long as you’re doing activities together instead of staring at screens alone, it’s a chance to reconnect after a long day. Here are fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy quality time together:
Family Talent Show
Pick two judges and let everyone else compete to see who’s the best performer. Make it more exciting with a karaoke machine and invite friends over.
Camping in the Backyard
Pitch a tent, play outdoor games, grill, make s’mores, and tell stories under the stars for a fun night.
Learn About Your Family History
Look through old photo albums and share childhood stories and details about ancestors. Print out a family tree to fill in together.
Divide into teams and write skits to perform. Or have a talent show if your family is smaller.
Flashlight Scavenger Hunt
Hide clues around the yard that lead to treasures. Search at night with flashlights for exciting outdoor fun.
Learn a new hobby or build something together. Great for bonding while creating something to show for your time.
Family Scripture Study
Discuss your faith through a bible lesson. Unite around values and encourage older kids in missionary work.
Family Music Night
Let the musical family members perform. Younger kids can drum on pots and pans. Share favorite songs and artists.
Pick age appropriate paper crafts and let each person customize theirs. Display your family artwork together.
Watch a movie together then discuss favorite characters and themes. Makes it an interactive, bonding event.
More Great Family Night Ideas:
- Cook dinner together
- Blanket forts in the living room
- Backyard games
- Water balloon fight
- Glow in the dark frisbee
- Decorate personalized mugs
- Tie dye shirts
- Family fitness activities
- Pizza and ice cream sundae bar
- Puppet shows
- Board game night
- Movie double feature
- Fondue night
- Book club
- Cookie decorating
- Table tennis tournament
With so many fun ideas, you’ll make great memories without leaving home. Schedule special family nights at least once a week to build bonds. What are your favorite ways to spend evenings together?