Family Fun Night Activities

If you are looking for family fun night ideas, look no further. We love a good family fun day, but sometimes you need a game night with the family or just a way to spend an evening. These family night ideas will keep you busy and building memories!

Family fun night

Family Fun Night

A typical Friday night or Saturday night with the family doesn’t need to mean everyone is off in their rooms watching screens. Get the whole family together for a family fun night!

The thing is that evenings and nights are a prime time for too much screen time, for the whole family. Research on screen time tells us this is detrimental!

Family fun night doesn’t need to be complicated. Whether you are thinking a movie night, playing board games, or doing activities, we’ve got you covered.

When you’ve got a family, your Friday and Saturday nights are no longer like they were in that time BK (Before Kids).  You find yourself on the couch after Toddler bed time, planning at-home date nights, looking forward to Friday night pizza night, or whatever your weekend rituals are! 
No matter what the family fun involves, it is sure to be better than it ever was BK!  Snuggles, giggles, and general chaos are sure to be involved (with some bedtime-procrastinating antics, too).  Life sure does change once you’ve got a family and it’s all for the better.
We’re featuring great ideas for Family Fun Night.  Weather you’re up for games. activities, or experiments, these are fun activities the whole family can enjoy.  And of course, you’ve GOT to have the snacks!   So get ready to plan this weekend’s Family Fun night…we’ve got you covered!


Activities for Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night Ideas

  1. Create a whole themed night around a game. Gather board games, card games, or video games for an evening of friendly competition. Here are our favorite board games that are modified to develop skills and learning through play.
  2. If you’ve got kids who love the rainbow loom craze, get busy creating with DIY rubber band rings (Kids Activities Blog).
  3. Make your own shaped tortilla chips  as a family.  Enjoy dipping and watch for double-dippers!
  4. If the weather is nice, take a family walk and go on a Family nature walk. Collect signs of nature and create pretty flower collage art.
  5. Movie marathon: Pick a theme or series of movies to watch back-to-back with plenty of popcorn and snacks.
  6. DIY pizza party: Let everyone personalize their own pizzas with a variety of toppings.
  7. Indoor picnic: Spread out a blanket on the living room floor and enjoy a picnic-style dinner.
  8. Family Talent show: Showcase your family’s talents with performances, skits, or musical numbers.
  9. Arts and crafts night: Engage in a creative activity like painting, sculpting, or making jewelry together. Use these occupational therapy crafts that develop skills.
  10. Campout at home: Set up tents in the living room or backyard for a cozy indoor camping experience.
  11. Puzzle challenge: Work together to complete a challenging jigsaw puzzle as a team.
  12. Science experiments: Conduct fun and educational science experiments at home using household items.
  13. Karaoke night: Sing your hearts out with a karaoke machine or YouTube karaoke videos.
  14. Outdoor movie night: Set up a projector and screen in your backyard and enjoy a movie under the stars.
  15. Scavenger hunt: Create a scavenger hunt with clues and riddles for the whole family to solve.
  16. Theme night: Choose a theme such as superheroes, pirates, or the 80s, and dress up accordingly.
  17. Mini-Olympics: Set up a series of backyard or indoor games and compete in a family Olympics. Add some Olympics activities!
  18. Cookie baking contest: Have a friendly competition to see who can bake the most delicious cookies.
  19. Storytelling night: Take turns telling stories or make up a collaborative story together.
  20. Build a fort: Use blankets, pillows, and furniture to build a cozy fort for reading or playing games.
  21. Outdoor adventure: Go for a hike, bike ride, or nature walk in a nearby park or trail.
  22. Family photo shoot: Dress up, find a scenic location, and take family portraits together.
  23. DIY spa night: Create a relaxing spa experience at home with face masks, foot baths, and massages.
  24. Family book club: Choose a book to read together and discuss it during a special book club night. Pair these preschool books with activities.
  25. Family cooking challenge: Select a secret ingredient and see who can come up with the tastiest dish using it.
  26. Sports night: Play a game of basketball, soccer, or another sport in your backyard or at a local park.
  27. Build a model: Work together to assemble a model car, plane, or ship.
  28. Outdoor game tournament: Organize a tournament with games like cornhole, horseshoes, or ladder toss. Here are more outdoor lawn games.
  29. Family dance party: Clear some space, create a playlist, and dance together.
  30. DIY ice cream sundae bar: Set up a variety of toppings and let everyone create their own delicious sundae.
  31. Family video game competition: Play multiplayer video games and see who comes out on top.
  32. Painting night: Get out the easels, paints, and brushes for a family painting session.
  33. Family yoga or exercise session: Follow a guided family yoga video or do a workout routine together.

  34. Family gardening: Start a small garden or tend to existing plants, teaching children about plants and nature. Why not make a sensory garden?

  35. Backyard camping and stargazing: Pitch a tent, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the night sky.
  36. Family trivia night: Test your knowledge with trivia questions and see who knows the most.
  37. Visit a local museum or art gallery: Explore the exhibits and learn something new together.
  38. DIY movie production: Write a short script, assign roles, and create your own family movie.
  39. Create a time capsule: Gather meaningful items and bury them in the backyard to be opened in the future.
  40. DIY mini-golf course: Create your own mini-golf course using household items and have a friendly competition.

  41. Family bike ride: Take a bike ride together, exploring your neighborhood or a nearby bike trail.

  42. Write a message to your future self! This is fun for the whole family.
  43. Family volunteer.
    Enjoy your Family Fun night!  Let us know how YOUR family enjoys family time.

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