With the weather set to start cooling down, why not take your family fun inside?
Take it inside
Create your own circus
You don’t have to be a lion tamer or flamethrower to host a good old-fashioned circus right in your own home. Find out how to create your own family circus.
Make time for bonding
Bond through making a special breakfast together, engaging in sensory play or tackling a home project. Read on for more ways to bond with your family this weekend.
Everyone in the family will love a fun pizza party with unique pizza designs and combinations. Add creating your own DIY apron to the fun, and you and your family are ready for pizza party time.
Reading is a great way to spend time with your kids while engaging them in learning. Read to them every night and check out more things to do every night before bed.
Make a play pillow
Have a family slumber party, and just for the occasion, create a DIY slumber party pillow.
Get crafty with crayons
Gather up all those old, broken crayons and create new ones with this DIY craft.
The whole family can get involved in family game night. It allows the kids to practice skills like taking turns, being a good sport and strategic thinking — in a fun way. But before you get started, make sure you have all the family game night essentials.
Strike up a conversation
Just spending time talking with your kids can help you bond with them and really get to know who they are becoming as they grow up. Get inspired with these quick conversation starters for families.
Enjoy doing simple things with your kids like playing make-believe or having a pretend tea party. Read up on the importance of imaginary play.
DIY photo session
Instead of going to a photo studio or hiring a pricey photographer, take your own professional-style family photos with these tips on how to get the most out of your camera.
Host an Asian fusion night
Introduce your kids to the foods and traditions of Asian culture by hosting an Asian fusion family dinner night.
Reconnect with one another
If it has been a while since you’ve bonded with your kids, take some time to help your family reconnect.
Play math games
Motivate your kids to learn
Make homework and after-school education fun for your kids with these tips to motivate your children to learn.
Host a Mexican fiesta
Don’t wait until Cinco de Mayo to celebrate Mexican culture — host a Mexican fiesta.
Make a family T-shirt
Getting the whole family to match is easy and fun with this tutorial on how to make a family shirt.
Teach your kids about nutrition
Get into the kitchen and teach your kids the importance of child nutrition.
Make saving money a family affair with these tips to teach your kids to be frugal.
Moms, did you know that sitting down to a family dinner can help reduce your stress? According to a 2008 study by researchers at Brigham Young University and IBM workers, sitting down to a family meal helped working moms reduce the tension and strain from long hours at the office. For a supper that benefits the whole family, check out these ideas for creating a family meal together.
Host a dinner party
You don’t have to miss out on hosting dinner parties — or call the sitter — just because you and your friends have kids. Invite your children to help you throw a successful — and kid-friendly — dinner party with these eight tips for including your children when hosting.
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