Family activities are something that we all look forward to. They provide a chance for bonding and instilling a sense of family oneness. In most cases, family activities take place on a weekly basis but there are some instances where we need to take them out of the realm of the weekly routine. Family activities, if done correctly, instill incredible memories for the rest of the years and strengthen family ties. But when conducted without adequate preparation, they can also be frustrating or simply boring for everybody involved.

The key to making family activities interesting is in their variety. If there’s only one big activity, such as a dinner or a game of musical chairs, it won’t be very memorable. The whole family needs to be involved and have different activities to keep the boredom at bay. So what are some fun things that kids of all ages can do together?

One great way to stay active is with skateboarding. Yes, it may sound a bit strange but it’s true. Skateboarding is one of the most inexpensive and accessible forms of exercise you can do. You don’t need expensive equipment or even a space to practice on, which is perfect for parents with small spaces. This activity is also good for the entire family because you can always find other members to join you in skateboarding and have a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Another one of the greatest family activities is putting together a great family bucket list. Kids love to draw and make up funny things and they’re guaranteed to get a chuckle every time. Kids love to draw cartoons and patterns and putting together a silly drawing is a really great way for them to bond with their families. The challenge comes in when you want to teach your kids to draw and make something that looks like a professional artist would, but this can be done with minimal supervision. Once again, this is a great way to get the entire family out in the fresh air and outdoors together and having a good time.

Another great way to keep your kids occupied is by setting out a road trip with them. This can easily take the form of picnics on the weekend or a day trip to a theme park. If you’re fortunate enough to live close to a ski resort, a great way to spend the day and the night is by taking them there to enjoy the slopes. There are also plenty of other activities that kids of all ages can participate in that don’t require a lot of money, but they’re sure to be fun for the entire family. It doesn’t matter if you bring the entire family or just the kids, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do while you and the kids are out and about.

The point is that most of us need to do some sort of family thing now and then to keep the whole family active and together. So look back on these few ideas and think about some new ways to keep your entire family actively busy with a few fresh family things every now and then. And remember, even when you do decide to take your kids on vacation, it’s a great way to connect with them and have fun as well!