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Fun Things to Do at Home with Friends and Family

1. Try a New Recipe

Browse the internet to find a few new recipes you think your family or significant other might enjoy. Decide on one together and start cooking.

Try to choose a recipe that uses produce that’s in season to help keep your costs down.


2. Start a Garden

Pick out several types of vegetables, flowers or herbs and start them indoors before the growing season.

When they’re ready and the weather permits, move them outside and plant a full garden.

Rather than vegging out in front of TV, go outside every evening to tend to your garden. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor once your plants have fully matured.


3. Read a Book Together

Reading takes a backseat in today’s busy lifestyles. Reconnect with your family by taking turns reading aloud from an interesting book or listen to an audiobook together.

Take time to discuss what’s happening and share your opinions.


4. Play a Board Game

Dive into a game of Yahtzee, Apples to Apples or any other game that your family likes. Find a board game that’s age-appropriate so everyone can participate.

The family that plays games together stays together — or at least they have a lot more fun!


5. Try Yoga Classes

Yoga is an excellent way to stay fit and clear your mind.

Grab your friend or significant other and hit your mats for an evening session to de-stress after a long day.

YouTube offers many free beginner yoga classes that walk you through poses and proper postures. Like this yoga class below:

6. Make Homemade Greeting Cards

Clear off the kitchen table and break out the construction paper, pens, and glue.

Handmade cards are a unique way for your family to connect and do something creative together. Have each family member write a personal message, long or short, to the recipients.


7. Host a Bar-B-Que

Who doesn’t love a good bar-b-que? Pick a warm weekend to break out the grill and invite some friends and neighbors.

Have everyone bring a dish to share potluck style.


8. Put Together a Puzzle

Puzzles are a great way for your family to connect and practice teamwork.

Empty the pieces on the living room coffee table and work through the image together. Glue a backing onto your finished product and display your hard work.


9. Watch Family Movies

Convert those old 8mm family videos to digital and plan a movie night to watch years’ worth of family celebrations, vacations, birthdays, and milestones.

Everyone in the family will enjoy revisiting old memories and laughing at outdated clothes and hairstyles.


10. Have a Scavenger Hunt

Come up with an item you hide somewhere in or around the house, and create clues you write out and distribute to help your family members and friends find the item.

One clue should lead to the next, with the final clue leading to the hidden item. You can make the clues into rhymes if you want to make it more fun.

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