46 Ways to Bring Fun to Your Family

Need something fun to do with your kids, fast?

Want to know which adventures are sure to please kids and parents, both?

You’ve come to the right place!

In this final article for My Kids’ Adventures I’ll share the top picks from our editorial team, writers and you—our readers—so you can zero in on the tried-and-tested fun.

Whether you’re looking for something new to do with your family or want to revisit an adventure you’ve enjoyed before, you’re sure to find something exciting to do together.

Want to know which of our 205 adventures are sure to please? Check out these top picks from our editors, writers and readers to bring fun to your family.

Why Bring Fun to Your Family?

My Kids’ Adventures was launched in July 2013 as a site for quick, easy, inexpensive activities that busy parents (and grandparents) can do together with their kids (ages 5-11).

With 205 articles on the site, each hand-picked to promote fun, adventure and togetherness among parents and kids, you’re sure to find activities your family will love. This list will help narrow it down.

Just choose something that looks like fun and do it with your kids. Do one today or this weekend—don’t wait for “someday.” Bring fun to your family now and build a lifetime of happy memories.

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20 Back-to-School Teacher Gifts to Make With Your Kids

Are your kids nervous about meeting their new teachers?

Want to find a way to ease the transition?

Work with your kids to make a teacher back-to-school present.

When you make a gift for your child’s teacher, you create a connection from the get-go.

The team at My Kids’ Adventures scoured the web for the best teacher gift ideas.

In this article I’ll share five fun things you can make to welcome your child’s teacher back to school and start the year off with a smile.

Kids going back to school? Make teacher gifts together to ease kids into their new schedule, show teachers you care and get the year off to a great start.

Why Make Teacher Gifts?

No matter how big your kids get, the transition from summer vacation to the start of a new school year can be a challenge. This can be especially difficult for young kids.

When you work together to make something for your kids’ teachers, it will help your kids get prepared for and even a little excited about the new school year.

Teacher gifts are also a great way to introduce your family to your kids’ new teachers and let them know they’re appreciated from the very start.

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26 Summer Activities for Kids: How to Have Fun With Your Family All Summer

Do your kids have the summertime blues, complaining that there’s nothing to do?

Want to infuse some exciting new activities into the mix?

At My Kids’ Adventures, we’ve got you covered. There’s still plenty of fun to be had this summer (or any time of year).

We’ve searched the Internet for fun, exciting activities to do together this summer and listed our favorites below.

In this article I’ll share 26 fun summer activities for kids, from awesome art projects to zooming ziplines that’ll turn any day into a fun family adventure.

Do your kids have summertime blues? These fun summer activities for kids: awesome art projects to zooming ziplines; will turn any day into a family adventure.

Why Have Summer Adventures?

Family adventures build memories that last a lifetime, and there are so many different ways to have fun together: building things, cooking, crafts, creative play and exploring the great outdoors to name just a few.

Your kids will love to spend time with you and you’ll have the chance to talk, play and maybe even learn something new about them.

Whether you play games, cook, create art, build a fort, open a lemonade stand or plan a staycation, you’re bound to have a great time!

Find something here to fit any amount of time you have, from quick games you can play in a few minutes to projects you can work on all summer.

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4th of July Party Ideas for a Fun Family Celebration

Want to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang?

Looking for some kid-friendly ways to amp up any Independence Day party?

Bring on the red, white and blue! The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have scoured the web to find the best ideas for having a blast with your family and friends this 4th of July.

In this article we’ll share our favorite festive foods and adorable ways to decorate and dress up for the Fourth.

We’ll even show you several ways to make fireworks of your own—no gunpowder required!

Want 4th of July party ideas to celebrate with kids? Bring on the red, white and blue! Find festive foods and adorable ways to decorate and dress up for the 4th.

Why Celebrate the 4th of July?

Nothing says summer like an outdoor party. And what better reason to celebrate with friends and family than the 4th of July?

Independence Day is a national holiday in the U.S., commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Each year, Americans celebrate July 4th with parades, picnics, barbecues, carnivals, concerts, fireworks and more.

How will your family spend the Fourth this year? Chances are, you’ll attend or host some sort of grand celebration. Show your national spirit and perk up your party with some fun and festive 4th of July party ideas below.

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3 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Dads Really Want

Is it hard to shop for Dad?

Are your kids looking for the perfect thing for Father’s Day?

It might not be a thing at all, but rather something fun to do together.

In this article I’ll share our favorite ideas for simple, fun activities to do with Dad on Father’s Day.

Need Father's Day gift ideas? The best gift may not be a gift at all, but a fun activity Dad can do with the kids. Read this article for many fun suggestions.

Why an Activity as a Father’s Day Gift?

Stop shopping for the “perfect” Father’s Day gift! We asked around, clarified and researched to discover an amazing fact: Most dads don’t want a tie (or cologne, or any article of clothing) for Father’s Day. That’s no surprise.

But what do they want? Most dads want to do something as a family (and a day off from the “honey-do” list) on their special day. They want quality time with the family, planned and organized by Mom and the kids!

So give Dad what he wants—a fun family activity. You’re sure to find something he’ll love to do in the suggestions below.

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4 Secrets of Happy Families and How You Can Apply Them

Do you wonder what the secret sauce is that holds happy families together?

What do they do right, and how can you learn to make your family happier?

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,”  said the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy in his book Anna Karenina.

Was he right? Do all happy families have certain things in common?

In this article I’ll share four practices that can draw your family closer and make everyone in your home happier, summarized from more than 200 ideas found in The Secrets of Happy Families, by Bruce Feiler.

Four ways to draw your family closer and make everyone in your home happier, summarized from 'The Secrets of Happy Families' by Bruce Feiler.

Why Is a Happy Family Important?

Over the last fifty years, families have changed drastically. We have blended families, adoptive families, divorced families, single-parent families, two-parent families, gay-parent families, family members with different faiths and some with none at all.

But no matter what kind of family you belong to, your family is key to your overall happiness and well-being.

In fact, studies prove that the number-one predictor of life satisfaction comes from spending time with people you care about and who care about you.

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8 Passover Activities to Do With Your Kids

Are your kids familiar with Passover traditions?

Do you want fun and interesting ways to teach your kids about Passover?

Has anyone in your family ever asked, “What is Passover?”

The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the Internet for activities that you can do with your kids to prepare for Passover and learn more about this holiday that’s full of tradition and history.

In this article I’ll share eight Passover recipes and activities you can do with your kids to celebrate the holiday.

Discover 8 Passover recipes and activities you can do with your kids to celebrate and learn more about this holiday that's full of tradition and history.

Why Celebrate Passover?

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is the Jewish celebration commemorating the Israelites’ release from slavery in Egypt.

When is Passover? Passover is on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, and takes place over 8 days (7 days in Israel). Since the Hebrew calendar is different than the solar calendar that most people use, the date changes every year, but it’s always in early spring.

Passover is steeped in tradition, and there are lots of things you can do to celebrate the holiday with your family.

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26 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Have rainy days got you down?

Are your kids bored and anxious for something to do when the weather is wet?

The editors of My Kids’ Adventures have searched the web for fun ways your family can make the most of a rainy day together.

In this article I’ll share our 26 favorite rainy day activities for you and your kids to celebrate a rainy day. With silver linings from A-Z, you’re sure to find a fun way to bring some sunshine to the gloom.

Discover 26 rainy day activities to do with your kids. With silver linings from A-Z, you're sure to find a fun way to bring some sunshine to the gloom.

Why Play on a Rainy Day?

There are lots of adventures you can have with your kids, even when the weather is bad.

Rainy weather lets you experience the world in new ways from every one of your senses and discover a whole list of things you can only find in stormy weather, like rainbows and lightning, umbrellas and puddles. We’ve found activities to help your family explore them all: the sights, sounds, smells, feelings, and yes, even some rainy-day–specific foods to taste!

Next time it rains, use this list to find something fun to do before your cooped-up kids start complaining about being bored.

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5 Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids

Are you struggling with non-stop work or burnout?

Do you lack enough time for the things that really matter, like spending quality time with your kids?

Having too much to do without enough time to prioritize can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and anxious.

In this article I’ll share five ways to live a better, balanced, more focused life from the book, Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions, by Arthur Boers.

5 ways to find focus and family life balance from the book,

Why Look for Focus?

It may sound simplistic, but the secret to keeping your life balanced and sane is FOCUS!

Our lives–especially our lives with kids–are in constant fast-forward, and it’s not good for us. The problem is people often make choices that are inconsistent with the kind of lives they really want. They work long hours, have long commutes, spend too much time online, don’t get enough sleep, etc.

Does this sound familiar?

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7 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts to Do With Your Kids

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids?

Hoping to bring some luck o’ the Irish to your family (or at least some good old green fun)?

Look no further. The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the Internet for St. Patrick’s Day crafts that are easy and fun to make with your kids.

In this article I’ll share our favorite lucky seven St. Patrick’s Day crafts to do with your kids.

Bring some luck o' the Irish to your family with seven St. Patrick's Day crafts from around the web that are easy and fun to make with your kids.

Why St. Patrick’s Day Activities?

You don’t have to be Irish to join in the spirited fun of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The holiday celebrates the Irish and Irish-at-heart with food, fun and lots of green for shamrocks (the leaf of the clover plant) and leprechauns (little green “fairies”).

Green beer aside, there are lots of ways to celebrate—and decorate for—St. Patrick’s Day with kids. We hope you’ll like this roundup of seven super projects, recipes and games from around the web.

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