Top 10 Activities for Kids: How to Have Endless Fun With Your Kids

Want some tried-and-tested adventures to do with your school-age kids?

Looking for something fun to do… fast?

In this article I’ll show you the 10 most popular My Kids’ Adventures articles of 2013.

Whether you discover something new from this list or revisit a favorite activity from earlier in the year, you’re sure to find something fun for your family to do together.

Discover something new or revisit a favorite activity from earlier in the year--you're sure to find something fun for your family to do together.

Why Fun With Your Kids?

Our site was launched in July 2013 as a place for busy parents like you to find adventures to do with your kids—quick, easy, inexpensive and close-to-home activities you can do together.


Check out this video from our founder.

We’ve sorted through all of the articles published this year so you won’t have to. The top 10 adventures you see below represent the best of the best—activities that have been tried, liked and shared the most by families just like yours.

You know they’re going to be fun, so here’s a challenge…

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How Yarn Can Transform Your Home Into a Treasure Hunt for Your Kids

Ever wonder what it’s like to get caught in a spider web?

Or to be a thief winding through a maze of lasers?

Looking for a fun activity that will get your kids (and you) all wound up?

Give them a stringing! It’s part treasure hunt, part obstacle course, part laser maze and all fun.

In this article I’ll show you how to turn a ball of yarn into an afternoon of tangled family entertainment.

String treasure hunt - discover how to turn a ball of yarn into an afternoon of tangled family entertainment (obstacle course, laser maze and all fun).

Why Surprise Them With a Stringing?

Picture this: You arrive home from school or work or practice or wherever you’ve been, open your front door and find that your house is full of string. It zigzags everywhere: upstairs, downstairs, over doors and under furniture. Every room is a maze of multicolored web.

And then you’re handed one end of the string and told that if you follow it in all its twists and turns, you’ll find a prize.

Sounds pretty cool, huh? THAT is a stringing and your kids will love it!

You’ll love it too, because it’s just as much fun to set up the string as it is to follow it to the end. Your prize will be the looks of surprise and glee you’ll see on their faces.

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How to Turn Community Cleanup Into a Fun Scavenger Hunt

Can you think of somewhere in your neighborhood that’s looking nasty and neglected?

Is your park, playground or beach looking less than perfect?

For less than an hour of your time, your family can make a big and visible improvement to your little corner of the world.

And you may just have some fun while you’re doing it.

In this article, I’ll show you how to inject an element of entertainment and competition into a dirty job—picking up trash.

You’ll see how easy it is to plan a community service project with a twist… or a list. A scavenger hunt list, that is.

Cleanup scavenger hunt: how to inject an element of entertainment and competition into a dirty job—picking up trash.

Why Should We Clean Up the Trash?

We all teach our kids not to litter. We keep our homes and our yards clean and try to keep our neighborhoods nice. But unfortunately, trash tends to collect, especially in public areas.

I’ll bet you can think of a place right now that’s looking nasty and neglected… Got one?

There are lots of good reasons to clean that place up. It may not be your job, but it is where you live and helping to keep it nice and safe will benefit a lot of people. Plus, volunteering to clean it up sends a great message to your kids. Maybe it will motivate them to clean up their rooms (or maybe not!).

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How to Create Harry Potter Potions: Fun With Your Kids

Want to bring the fictional world of Harry Potter to your own kitchen?

Looking for a way to wow your kids?

In this article I will show you how to do some simple Hogwarts’ magic with your kids, no trip to Diagon Alley necessary.

You’ll mix everyday items disguised as magical ingredients into potions that bubble, change color and grow.

And really, you can’t get much cooler than that!

Harry Potter potions: bring the fictional world of Hogwarts to your kitchen and wow your kids with something that bubbles and burns with bright flames.

Why a Potions Class?

Your little Harrys, Hermiones and Rons will have a blast brewing these mystical mixtures. Even Muggles who have never heard of Harry Potter will have fun conducting these cool experiments.

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