Star / Cloud Gazing

Star / Cloud Gazing

Star Gazing/Observatory A fun free activity to do as a family is go out one crisp clear night, somewhere where the lights of the city don’t pollute the skies, and gaze at the stars. Don’t forget to take along a star chart or download a mobile app to help you find the...
Go Karts

Go Karts

Go Karts are a lot of fun to drive around and race since it’s probably the closest your kids will get to driving before they can drive a vehicle. Usually there is a minimum height requirement for drivers and passengers so you might want to call ahead and find...
Wheels

Wheels

Roller skating is fun for older children, teens and adults.  You can do it at a roller skating rink, around your neighborhood, on a basketball court at the park, etc.  You can even roller skate to a destination such as a convenience store for some snacks.  Just make...
Batting Cages

Batting Cages

We did it! If your kids are interested in baseball but you don’t have enough people to play a game, or you just want to get in some practice and have fun, check out the batting cages. You decide what speed of pitches you want and whether you want to hit...
Mini Golf

Mini Golf

We did it! Mini Golf is a great activity for families because you get a chance to talk and laugh and each person gets a turn to be the center of attention so no one feels left out, and it’s great for any age (well, 2+). If you don’t have a mini golf course...
Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

We did it! If you’re having some beautiful weather outside, why not go for a horseback ride?  Many stables and ranches offer trail rides or lessons for half an hour or more and they usually teach you some basics about how to steer and give commands to the...
Fireworks

Fireworks

We did it! Admit it!  You love fireworks just as much as the kids.  Cities and recreational parks usually post if/when they will be doing fireworks for different holidays.  You can make it as simple as just showing up, or you could make the night extra special and...
Splash Pads

Splash Pads

We did it! For little ones, splash pads are a great way to play in the water and get some exercise.  There is no water depth so you don’t have to worry keeping the kids afloat if they don’t know how to swim.  There are some that have simple fountains that...
Fly Kites

Fly Kites

We did it! Flying kites can be fun and a great way to get exercise without realizing it.  It’s wonderful for any age, especially if you have mixed ages because older children can help younger children.  It’s a good idea to bring scissors, extra string, and...
Campfire Meals

Campfire Meals

We did it! Foil Dinners Simply choose some meat and veggies and wrap them in tin foil.  Then place them on the coals and a little while later you have a delicious meal. Dutch Oven Cooking If you mention a dutch oven at a boy scout meeting, the first thing you’re sure...
Construction Projects

Construction Projects

We did it! Has Dad been looking for a good excuse to pull out the old tools? Well, if Mom’s been nagging for a project to get done for months, maybe you should start there. But if you want a fun project to start and don’t mind putting in a little elbow grease, check...
Family Home Evening

Family Home Evening

We did it! Start it off Right Well, this whole site is full of ideas you can use for Family Home Evening, so here’s just a few tips to get started on the right foot. Try to start each family home evening with a prayer, scripture, song, and lesson, and maybe some...