Create a Family Fun List

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Make this a year all about family bonding. Get your family together and dream up a list of activities and adventures that you can embark on together throughout the year. Your kids will love having their ideas included. Ideas can be big or small, expensive or free, require lots of planning or completely spontaneous. It’s totally up to you.
 
Think of your childhood memories to come up with ideas. What do you remember loving to do with your family? I’ve included a list of over 100 ideas if you’re looking for some inspiration.
 
Capture these memories by snapping pictures, writing in a journal or keeping souvenirs like ticket stubs or brochures.
 
Create your families 2015 Fun List and share it with us on Facebook.
 
Ideas & Inspiration
 
Play + Learn
  • Be part of a flash mob
  • Bounce in a bouncy castle
  • Camp out in backyard
  • Complete a 1000 piece puzzle
  • Complete a race together
  • Dance in the rain
  • Feed reindeer
  • Find a waterfall
  • Fly a kite
  • Have a backwards dinner (dessert first, dinner last, cloths on backwards)
  • Have a garage sale
  • Have a silly progressive dinner (each course at a different restaurant)
  • Have a snow fight
  • Have a spaghetti fight
  • Have a Superbowl party
  • Have a water gun/ water balloon fight (adults ambushing the kids is the best)
  • Have hot chocolate in front of the fire
  • Host a games night
  • Host a themed dinner party
  • Jump on a trampoline
  • Learn how to water-ski
  • Learn to paddleboard
  • Learn to play a card game
  • Learn to say your name in sign language
  • Let the kids choose a paint color and redecorate a room
  • Meet someone famous
  • Milk a cow
  • No adults sleepover party (read: parents night off)
  • Plant a garden, grow something and eat it
  • Plant a tree
  • Read a book or trilogy as a family
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Sing karaoke
  • Solve a Rubik’s cube
  • Take a family photo every month in the same place
  • Take pictures in a photo booth
  • Throw a surprise party
  • Watch a Christmas movie once a week for 6 weeks before Christmas
  • Watch a movie in the backyard
  • Write a letter to Santa
Create
  • Attend a cooking or cake decorating class
  • Bake a giant cookie
  • Build a gingerbread house
  • Build a raft
  • Build a robot
  • Build a snow fort
  • Build a snowman
  • Build a tree house or outdoor fort
  • Build an exploding volcano
  • Build sandcastles
  • Create a family cookbook
  • Create a family tree
  • Do a science experiment
  • Make a tree or tire swing
  • Make a water slide
  • Make apple cider
  • Make homemade jam
  • Make homemade soup
  • Make paper
  • Make pasta from scratch
  • Make pottery
  • Make tie-dye shirts
 Explore
  • Attend a concert
  • Catch a fish
  • Climb a mountain
  • Cut down a Christmas Tree
  • Fly on a plane
  • Get in a taxi and yell, “follow that car!”
  • Go apple picking
  • Go camping
  • Go cross country skiing
  • Go geocaching
  • Go glow in the dark bowling
  • Go on a big bike ride
  • Go on a picnic
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Go on a spontaneous road trip with no destination
  • Go on a wagon ride or horse drawn carriage
  • Go out for a fancy dinner all dressed up
  • Go pumpkin picking
  • Go roller skating
  • Go skiing
  • Go snowshoeing
  • Go to a farmers Market
  • Go to a music festival
  • Go to Disneyland
  • Go to the beach
  • Go tobogganing or tubing
  • Go ziplining
  • Pick seasonal fruit at a local farm
  • Ride a carousel or ferris wheel
  • Ride a double decker bus
  • Ride in a canoe or boat
  • Ride on a train
  • Ride the Santa Train (tickets on sale in July)
  • Run through a corn maze
  • See a full moon
  • See a movie at a drive-in theatre
  • See a shooting star
  • Skate an ice trail
  • Skate on the Rideau canal
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Take a ferry ride
  • Take a spontaneous road trip (throw a dart on a map, or get kids to choose between a few options last minute)
  • Visit a castle
  • Visit a chocolate factory
  • Visit a Christmas Tree farm
  • Visit a farm
  • Visit a maple syrup festival
  • Visit a new city
  • Visit a wax museum
  • Visit an amusement park
  • Visit Times Square or Central Park
  • Watch a sport in a stadium (hockey, baseball, soccer, tennis…)
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset
 Help
  • Go to a fundraiser
  • Bring a meal to a homeless person
  • Donate clothes
  • Participate in a cookie exchange
  • Raise money for charity
  • Pay for someone’s meal at a restaurant without anyone knowing
  • Volunteer
  • Sponsor a family
  • Make someone less fortunate smile on Christmas day

What’s on your family fun list?

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