“I am so bored!” Have you heard someone in your family use these words before? The answer for most of us would of course be YES! With 30 Fun Activities You Can Do At Home, I banned these words in my own home! Whenever someone says they are bored, I give them two options. First, there is always a job or occupation to be completed. Second, you can find something to do. You can always find creative activities that you can do at home. You just need a little thought and imagination! The list of fun activities you can do is never finished! I will share 30 of these activities for you that you can apply at home. It may be more appropriate to do some of these activities at certain times of the year. Enjoy!
Organize Costume Night
Usually the only time we can wear costumes is Halloween time. Dressing up is really fun! You can organize an evening where everyone has to wear a costume. Eat your dinner with these costumes, play games, in short, organize a costume party! You can also organize a costume party with a certain time period or movie characters themes. You can shape this party according to your interests. I think Batman or Iron Man costume can be suitable 🙂
Have a Picnic at Home
Of course picnic in the forest with green nature will be better 🙂 But if you are at home; prepare your picnic basket full of food and other picnic items and eat your dinner as if you’re having a picnic. Having such diversity in your family life can make you closer as family members. These types of activities are often like a catalyst for fun-filled evenings.
Host an International Dinner
As a family, choose a country that interests you and you want to learn more about. Research the cuisine of this country and prepare dinner with traditional service. If you want, you can find local clothes belonging to the culture of that country and you can wear it for dinner. Remember, all family members are obliged to bring information about that country at dinner! For example, you chose Mexico as the country. For dinner, you can serve tacos, enchiladas or arroz com pollo. Anyone can wear sombreros. You can plan this event as you wish.
Publish and Make News Program
We all know how great technology works today. The smartphones we have can take video equipped. Shoot a news show that includes only yourself or family members. This activity will also contribute to family members to speak more comfortably in society. Doing this at home is an unconventional way to interact as family members. Family members or friends will be happier with your great news 🙂
Organize Various Hunting Activities
Everyone likes to find something hidden. Make a list of things to find and give it to everyone. You can hide things to hide in your garden at home or outside. Set a certain time limit for finding hidden things. Be creative! You can use some hints if you want, for example everyone can guess what is hiding before starting the hunt! You can also put in a small prize for the winner.
Katamino is a building game that helps children understand the basic concepts of geometry. It can be played as a puzzle that can be played by one person or as a strategy game played between two people. Katamino is an extraordinary game with different levels that players of all ages love to play.
Learn The Art Of Nail Decoration
The art of nail decoration is very popular these days. You can see people with splendidly painted, drawn-out nails everywhere. With a little patience and practice, you can learn how to do it yourself at home. You can find the necessary tools and equipment for nail decoration at cosmetic shops or pharmacies. It’s really comforting to paint and shape the nails, then compare the initial and final version.
Planting seedlings and watching them progress every day is really rewarding and educational. You should research when is the best time for planting seedlings. The time frame fluctuates with different plant species. Many plants need 3-15 weeks to mature and be planted in the garden. You have to check what kind of herb you want to plant and how much time you need. It is truly an amazing pleasure to watch your plant grow and see it bloom after planting it in the garden.
Organize Themed Movie Night
There are many movies that have been released, choose a movie that your family may like. Plan the whole evening step by step until you watch the movie. Don’t forget the popcorn and snacks for the movie! If you want to be creative, you can set up props suitable for the movie, even make movie-related desserts! May the power be with you!
Board games are one of the best ways to have fun at home. There are many board games you can choose. Go to any play store and have a look, which one might suit your family’s taste. The best part about these games is that you are in constant interaction with everyone who plays. Let the games begin!
Prepare Your Own Cooking Program
Have you ever watched a cooking show on TV? Cooking is an activity that maintains its popularity. In fact, these days, networks that only broadcast cooking-related programs are very popular. Choose the recipe you want to try, make the recipe of your choice as if you’re doing your own cooking show, and take it on video. Make sure all family members participate. You will have a lot of fun watching your video!
Make a Scarecrow
The autumn season is never complete without fun by scarecrow. The rustle of fallen leaves and filling these leaves into worn clothes takes everyone to childhood. You can also make this railing using other ways, you can also make it inside your home using newspapers and towel papers at any time of the year.
Host a Karaoke Night
Karaoke night is a truly unique activity to spend time with your family. PlayStation and Wii have several options to choose from. It will be a constant evening full of fun and laughter with experience! Everyone loves to sing, even if his voice is not suitable for singing and karaoke is a complete disaster.
Jigsaw puzzles are a good way to spend some quiet time together at home. It can take hours before you find the right piece for the puzzle. The best thing about jigsaw puzzle is the whole image after it is finished. This is not a single evening activity, so set your puzzle in a corner where you can comfortably. When you are not doing puzzles, you can find special mats that you can wrap to protect your puzzle. If you have a spare table that you don’t use, you can use it to do puzzles.
I am sure you have seen great artworks made of legos before. Of course, not everyone can be skilled at building big projects with legos. Fortunately, enjoyment is not limited to the ability to do great things. Despite what you have built, simply be creative and let your inner child unfold!
Make Your Own Jewelry
Learning to make jewelry is not very difficult. You can find many pages on the internet that teach you how to make earrings and necklaces. You can go to the bijouterie or related shops and buy the tools and equipment you need. Take your time and imagine what you want your jewelry to look like when you’re finished. The jewelry you make can also be a nice gift.
Host a British Tea Party
When you were younger, you remember the tea parties you had by talking to imaginary friends and sipping your tea. You’re an adult now, why can’t you have a real tea party? Put on your best clothes and organize an English tea party. There are some guides, recipes, and even games you can play on the internet. Explore and plan a little, then organize an amazing tea party for your family.
Grow Plants in Bulbs
You can only grow plants in ampoules 2 times a year. In the fall, you can plant spring flowers such as tulips or daffodils. Allium, agapanthus, cannas, and other summer flowers can grow in early spring. Take the appropriate time and plant your plants. When you see the sprouts begin to emerge, you will receive your reward. Your backyard will look even more beautiful when the flowers bloom.
Read a Book
The art of reading audiobooks has lost its popularity. Pick a book that interests your family, and organize an evening audiobook reading every week. Do the readings sequentially so you increase the engagement with what’s in the story. This may be your family book club.
Make a Water Balloon Fight
This activity is best done outside and in good weather. We can call it an action activity that brings youth to all. It depends on the size of your family, but if you want, you can do this activity in groups. Fill the balloon with water as you want. Go out and set your goal. Run, laugh and have fun!
Yoga is a suitable and very useful activity for all age groups. Learn yoga as family members. You can find many learning tools. You can find some videos from your local library. An uplifting activity to enjoy fun and healthy interaction as a family.
Program Your Own Code
Create your own code and write messages to each other with these codes. Take the alphabet and turn it into signs and symbols representing each letter. Creating your own code is really exciting. Give everyone a sample of the code and start texting the other. It will be fun to translate the special codes you create!
Gather some clothes and props and arrange the photo shoot as family members. Also make sure that all family members are photographed alone. Act like a professional photographer, be creative with the photos you take. Take fun, serious photos. Give candid poses. The fun of digital photography is that you can take as many pictures as you want and delete them if you don’t like it. Make sure you have props to keep the photo shoot interesting!
Learning new techniques is always interesting. Calligraphy is a known art of fine writing with special pens. Stationeries have all kinds of tools and equipment to assist you in the learning process. Write some favorite poems or quotes. Who knows, maybe you will gain talent and frame some of your work.
Organize a BBQ Party
Barbecuing is always enjoyable and interesting. You can cook your food outside and have it outside. After you’ve finished your meal, you can light a campfire and tell each other scary stories! Throw a barbecue party and enjoy the night sky!
Create Your Own Game
Discuss what kind of game you want to make. Design the game together, make the rules. Make the game pieces you need. And play this game you invented yourself! Coming up with the game and rules you have created is an amazing way to interact with others. It will be very exciting to see the results of your cooperation while playing and watching.
Have a Spa Night
Plan an evening where you can have a spa night at home. Light the candles, put in soothing music and turn the atmosphere into a spa setting. You can make face masks, manicure and pedicure, and prepare yourself a bubble bath. Program it so that everyone can do things separately. Your family will enjoy relaxing and being pampered!
Play Charades (Silent Movie – Narration)
Charades is a game that has been around for a very long time and never gets old. You can also purchase this game. But feel free to do it yourself. All family members can help with spelling charades. It’s definitely going to be a lot of fun watching your family impersonate while others try to guess.
Create a Family Album
Choose from a variety of family photos taken at different times and locations. Sort these photos into groups and create a photo album. Perhaps you want to focus on a special trip or a meaningful activity you do together. Personalize this album and make it yourself. After all, this is your story!
Making puppets is a difficult but wonderful hobby. You can create beautiful puppets by adding your creative side starting from the basic level. What you did at first may not be the way you want, no problem 🙂 I am sure you will make better puppets over time.
I hope you can find some new suggestions from this list that you would like to make at home. Have lots of fun and create fun memories that you will remember even years later.
And most importantly, SLOW YOUR LIFE 🙂 You cannot keep up with everything and every issue will make you even more unhappy to run around!
Gökhan Turgut Ünal