5 Unique Family Activities at Home | The Mad Potter

June 03, 2020 3 min read

5 unique family activities at home

Family Activities at Home

Spending time as a family at home doesn’t mean you have to sit in front of the television (not exactly family bonding, is it?) or play the same old board games. We know it’s not any fun being cooped up at home, but with a little effort, you can create some fun family activities at home. You won’t only be trying to pass the time, you’ll be making memories that will last a lifetime. There are so many great options waiting for your family. But, because it can be challenging to get the kids to participate and enjoy family activities at home, we had to get a little creative.So, how do you get your kids to take part in family nights and look forward to them? The answer is simple, choose something new and unique!

1. Create a Family Cookbook

Create a Cookbook Fun family activities at home

Does your family have any special food traditions? Taco Tuesday? Friday Night Pizza? Pancake Sunday? If so, that’s a great start. When it comes to family activities at home, this one is a great way to document your special traditions and create some new ones. Your family cookbook will capture the heart and spirit of your family. It will be something to treasure for decades. You’ll have a special recording of your child’s handwriting and someday, they will look back at yours!

Here’s what you need:

  • Scrapbook paper or colored card stock
  • Tape or Glue
  • Photos of your favorites foods
  • Notecards to record recipes
  • Markers and/or colored pencils
  • Hole puncher and ribbon to hold it together
2. Grow a Container Garden
Grow a Container Garden fun family activities at home

Whether you have been gardening your whole life or are new to it, this is a great bonding tool to use with your kids. They can enjoy the easy projects, paint the containers, see the end results, and do it inside or outside. Best of all, the kids might be able to eat what they grow so it’s also a learning experience too! This is a unique tool to teach patience, think about it, no instant gratification, they watch and wait for results. This activity might be the most rewarding!

Some Easy Container Garden Ideas:

  • Tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Peas
3. Build a Blanket Fort
build a blanket fort fun family activities at home

With so many family activities at home to choose from, this classic might end up being the most popular in your house. It is sure to bring you a fun, family bonding night! You can set it up as a hideout, a movie theater, or even a game spot. Let your imagination run wild! Pick a good, open space, and make sure you have plenty of support in the inside and outside.

Here are some things you can use:

  • Blankets
  • Chairs
  • Couch Cushions
  • Sheets
  • Clothes Pins
  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags for inside
4. Pottery To Go
Paint Pottery Family Activities at Home from The Mad Potter Houston Texas

Pottery To Go is definitely one of the best family activities at home to do! The Mad Potter has an amazing selection of pottery to paint and allows you to bring all the fun right to your home! Not only will you be able to occupy the kids for hours, but you’ll have a great time painting too. You can choose a project from our wide variety of pieces, select anything from coffee mugs, princess banks, to tank boxes!

How do you get your Pottery To Go Items? It’s easy
  1. Click here to visit our Website
  2. Select your pottery 
  3. Click Add to Cart
  4. And Checkout!

We’ll call you to confirm the details and get any special requests to ensure that you have a GREAT experience!

Then, you can pick up your Pottery To Go Kit at any of our locations. Plus, we have curbside pick up, delivery, and shipping available.

5. Handmade Cards

Make handmade cards fun family activities at home

It might not sound like the “most fun thing ever” to make a card for Grandma or Grandpa, but add in some creativity and this one is perfect for you all. There is nothing more special than a handmade card from a loved one. Assign each family member (including yourself) a few names of those who live with you and those who don’t. This is a great chance to use random leftover craft supplies in your cupboard or check out the local dollar stores for glitter and stickers. 

Family activities at home are an amazing way to bond together. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new, even if you think it might not be for you. Besides, it’s notwhat you do, it’swho you do it with!


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