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5 Affordable And Fun Ways To Have Fun With The Whole Family

Staying at home after work, during your holidays, or whenever is the perfect time to bond with the family. Don’t let that precious chance go to waste because you will never get it back. This is especially important since many families are apparently lacking activities during the lockdown.

But don’t worry, if you’re looking for fun and great ideas to have a whole lotta fun with your family, then you’re in the right place. In this article, you’ll find some of the best ideas that you can do with your family and forget about all your problems.

A good old-fashioned picnic

Going to a picnic with the entire family is one of those activities that never get old. You can see beautiful scenery, eat great homemade food, and play around freely, and picnic is always affordable and flexible. You can go with a simple blanket or a table, and you can even just go on a picnic on your own lawn.

Discuss the picnic with everyone what they want to eat, where they want to go, what to bring, what time to get up and depart, etc. then you can relax as much as you want. Get all that vitamin D and fresh air.

Scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt is always fun for kids. You can hide toys, snacks, pictures, video games, or pretty much anything that can make your kids excited to go on a scavenger hunt.

The scale of the hunt can be adjusted depending on where you live or how big your house is. You can hide the treasures inside your house, on the lawn, or even outside in the neighborhood. Let your kids go on the hunt with your pet if you have one.

If you want to be more creative, you can draw a map to help your kids. Draw a simple map that leads to a treasure or another map. You can chain the maps however many times you want. It is also a great idea to predict how much will your kids need to complete the hunt and adjust accordingly.


Having fun together and learning a useful skill at the same time? Why not! Cooking is both fun and useful, and can be done together with the whole family. Moreover, you can cook without worrying about what the weather is like outside.

The first step should be planning your meal. It should be something that everyone likes and easy enough to make. Assign each person in the family with a task. Teach your kids how to do each task safely without hurting themselves. It is very important to teach them how to handle a knife, use a microwave, oven, or stove, and other basic skills.

Solve a puzzle

Have you ever seen one of those a-thousand-pieces puzzles? Those things are awesome. You can order them online or go to a nearby toy shop and get your own puzzle. Pick a puzzle that is not too difficult to solve if this is your first time because the goal is to solve them and move on to higher difficulty puzzles.

Don’t forget to pick a puzzle with a theme that interests you. It can be about movies, cartoons, music, sceneries, etc. One huge puzzle could take a month to solve. Feel free to document your progress every day and make a compilation of it.

Science experiments

Just like cooking, science experiments are fun and useful. You can find many great and easy science experiments online. Some ideas that I have are watching a baby plant grow, bean counter evolution, and crazy optical illusions.

Some science experiments have full-set equipment that you can buy online. While some others might require some creativity and DIY tools. Also, not every science experiment is safe to do indoor. It’d be best to let your kid decides what kind of science experiment they want to do.

Never be bored again

I got to admit that sometimes it is difficult to keep your kids engaged with certain activities. And once they get bored, they might flee outside or to the virtual world. But the first time you successfully hooked them with family activity, they will love it and want to do more.