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Easy Quality Family Time Activities

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How often does your family spend quality family time together? With so much going on in the world and jam-packed schedules, it’s easy to put family time on the backburner.

After putting in long grueling hours at work during the week while also running your kids all over creation, you probably can’t wait to crash out on the couch all weekend long while watching your favorite sports. But what message exactly would that be sending to your children?

One of the best ways to show someone that you love them is to invest your time and energy back into that individual. While your children may never come out and say it, or would even go to great lengths to deny it, they desperately long for their mom and dad to spend more time with them.

It’s detrimental to make family time a huge priority in your home.

These are 35 quality family time activities that will help create wonderful memories that your kids will cherish for a lifetime.

Making quality family time a priority can be a challenge but these ideas are SO helpful! It doesn't have to be fancy to be fun!

How to Make Quality Family Time a Habit

Even though you would love to, there’s simply not enough time left in the week due to your busy schedule to spend a chunk of it with your family. That’s why it’s important for you to come up with a few solutions on how to make quality family time work and become a habit in your household.

Here are a few ideas that might help with your already hectic schedule:

  • Pick out a date and mark it on the calendar
  • Get your kids excited by allowing them to choose your family’s next activity
  • Remind your family that nothing else takes place on this date unless it’s an emergency
  • Schedule a reminder alarm on your phone
  • Consider doing one activity every week or at least every other week

Indoor Activities

Even when your family is too tired to head out for the day on an adventure, there’s still plenty of family quality time activities that you all can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. And don’t think that because you’re still at home, it has to be lame! These ideas can spark some creativity and help ensure you all have a great time together.

Build something impressive using legos

Play a board game (We love educational games but any will do!)

Draw or paint a magnificent picture together

Bake cookies

Indulge in an ice cream sundae buffet

Create a fort to hide under using blankets and pillows

Host a tea party, complete with fancy tea cups

Allow the kids to cook dinner

Make something nice or tasty to give to a neighbor

Family movie night marathon (Check out our favorite family movies here)

Making quality family time a priority can be a challenge but these ideas are SO helpful! It doesn't have to be fancy to be fun!

Outdoor Activities

Have you ever noticed that your kids turn into zombies or little monsters after hours and hours of their eyeballs being glued to a screen? You can encourage your kids off of video games and away from their other electronic devices by heading outdoors with them.

There are tons of activities that you can do as a family around your house that will help get both you and them some exercise and also a bit of fresh air. Maybe some of these ideas can help remind you of some of the other activities that you used to do as a kid with your family.

Play tag or hide-and-seek

Enjoy a picnic

Lay beneath a dark sky and count the stars

Create sidewalk chalk art

Blow bubbles together

Have a silly string fight

Bust out your old super-soakers

Don’t forget about water balloons

Go fly a kite

Build a snowman or make snow angels

Plant a garden with your kiddos

Making quality family time a priority can be a challenge but these ideas are SO helpful! It doesn't have to be fancy to be fun!

Activities Away from Home

When your family could use a change in scenery that’s a little further away from home, there are endless opportunities that await you. Some of you may think that spending quality time with your family away from home always involves spending a bunch of money but that’s not necessarily the case.

While some of these ideas do require a bit of play money tucked away on your part, many of them won’t cost you a dime yet you’ll still have an amazing time together.

Go on more family vacations

Head to the zoo

Play putt-putt golf or learn how to hit driver better

Pick berries at a nearby orchard

Stop in at a kid’s museum

Go for a hike

Soak in the sun at the beach

Get some exercise with disc-golfing

Give geocaching a try (It’s like a real treasure hunt)

Catch a ballgame

Go on a camping trip

Get your family pictures taken outdoors (or better yet, take them yourself!)

Visit a family-friendly interactive farm

Witness neat sea creatures at the aquarium

Making quality family time a priority can be a challenge but these ideas are SO helpful! It doesn't have to be fancy to be fun!


The time that you have with your children is incredibly short and precious. So, how will you use the time that you have with them?

One day you’ll wake up and your sports teams and hobbies that you enjoy will still be there, but your kids won’t be.

Now is the time to build those relationships with your kids, and these quality family time activities are a few wonderful ways to do so.


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