• Family Activities

    Safe Water Balloon Wars


     Water balloons are one thing you can get away with throwing at each other without the intent to hurt or anger!  A family water balloon war is a fun way to stay cool or warm up, no matter the weather.  However, it's possible to start a few fights with improperly thrown balloons, or to...
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    Backyard Camping


    If your family loves camping, but you can't afford the gas money and campground fees to go as often as you'd like?  Why not do some backyard camping -- free, no transportation required, and potentially just as fun as if you left town?  You will, of course, need to have a decent-sized backy...
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    Essentials For Game Night


    Putting together a game night with your friends is a rewarding experience.  You get to sit around and share laughter and stories, all while enjoying some delicious food and a little healthy competition.  Board games can be very expensive, though, and unless a piece is missing or broken, th...
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    Taking Nature Walk


    What better way to reconnect with your family than to go out and reconnect with the great outdoors?  Taking a nature walk with your spouse and/or kids is also a wonderful way to explore the local parks and recreational areas in your neighborhood without paying any money for weekend or weeknight...
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    Cheering a Sports Team Together


    Cheering for a sports team brings people together in all sorts of situations.  You can walk into a bar in a foreign country, spot someone wearing your team colors, and immediately be drawn to them.  By the same token, cheering a sports team on as a family can create some very strong bondin...
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    Reading Aloud Together


    Reading books aloud together has been a family activity since the printing press was first invented.  A passage or two from the Bible used to be a ritual on mornings in the settlements or on the trails heading West.  Now, people hardly take time to read by themselves, much less as a family...
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    Household Sorting with Your Family


    Inevitably, there is always something that needs to be sorted in the average household.  That might be the DVD collection, the personal library, the items to be donated, the old kids' toys, the contents of the garage, or the collection of possible vacation ideas.  If you clean out the atti...
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    Musts in a Trivia Night


    Interested in making a new family tradition?  Put together a family trivia night and hold it on a regular basis -- monthly, or even weekly if you're feeling ambitious!  You can do pretty much anything with this family activity, modifying it to exactly what your clan is looking for.  W...
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    Playing House


    A staple of childhood games, playing house (a broad term for "playing pretend in the real world") has long been a way for youngsters to start experimenting with roles they may take on in later life -- parents, students, shopkeepers, actors, firemen and women, and anything else they might be interest...
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    Scrapbooking for Baby


    Scrapbooking is a great family activity no matter the topic, but scrapbooks about baby are a way to really bring your family together.  It gives you a chance to preserve the precious memories of baby's early days, while helping your older children to express their appreciation for their younger...






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