Those cold, snowy evenings are not far away, so it’s time to start generating family night activity ideas. By getting some inspiration ahead of time, you will be prepared for that unexpected moment when you realize that your entire family is going to be home one evening.
4 Fun Family Night Activity Ideas
- Drive-In Movie Night — Create a drive-in theater in your own home. Get out some old cardboard boxes and have the kids create their own cars earlier in the day. Make a snack bar with licorice, popcorn and their favorite candy, and have them vote on the movie that you will all watch together. The kids can enjoy the film from their cars, while you snuggle on the couch.
- S’mores and Hot Chocolate Bar — Get together the graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows and start roasting s’mores. In addition, design a hot chocolate bar with your family’s favorite fixings. Toppings ideas include marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed peppermint and whipped cream.
- Get Crafty — Make a family scrapbook page together, or enjoy a fun Make-a-Face game. Getting crafty doesn’t have to be complex or stressful, it just has to give you a chance to relax, laugh and enjoy yourself with your family. Other ideas include duct tape bracelets, homemade Christmas ornaments or decorating cookies.
- Board Game Tournament —Dig up all of your family’s favorite board games and start competing against one another. Mix it up between classic board games like Monopoly and relatively new board game releases such as Apples to Apples to make it a fun, fresh experience.
These days, family nights are a rarity. You will want to use some of these family night activity ideas to make the most of the time you have together. It’s time to get moving on making your plans for your next family night!