Family Fun Challenge
01 May 2019

To celebrate Families Week (15th – 21st May) we are encouraging family members to have fun with each other, get outside but also make the most of being indoors with our Family Fun Challenge

The family who completes the most family fun activities from the list below and adds at least three of their own will receive a Gift Basket full of goodies to enjoy!

Families will be required to photograph each activity they complete and email them to Sylvia Munson (sylviam@intereach.com.au) by the end of May to be considered for the prize.

The  theme this year is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’

Family Fun Challenge activities:

  • Hold a family talent quest, rehearse, plan, invite
  • Have a family games day/night or play a card game – UNO, Snap etc…
  • Learn a new game from the internet
  • Choose a theme for dinner and dress up (or just dress up for a bit of fun!)
  • Let the kids cook dinner
  • Do some baking together and take some to a neighbour or friend
  • Go for a picnic and explore nature while you’re there
  • Have a treasure hunt in the back yard
  • Try to take a pet portrait – trying to get a picture of the cat or dog could take hours!
  • Make an indoor obstacle course
  • Pretend that you are a spy and write secret messages
  • Make music with whatever instruments you have; grab a tambourine and shake it along to your favourite song
  • Make old socks into puppets and put on a show
  • Have an indoor picnic
  • Make your own playdough
  • Play hide and seek in the day and in the dark with a torch
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle
  • Visit the library for the morning and find books on a new subject
  • Have a room tidying contest to see who can tidy their room the fastest
  • Make your own soup can bowling set or plastic bottle bowling set
  • Keep balloons in the air from one end of the house to the other, tapping gently
  • Play ‘I-Spy’
  • Play ‘Duck Duck Goose’
  • Act out your children’s favourite books
  • Have a catch in a local park or the backyard
  • Make marshmallow structures
  • Make string telephones with strings and cans and take the fun outside
  • Build an indoor tent or fort with couches and some bed sheets
  • Build card towers with old birthday/Christmas cards
  • Indoor scavenger hunt
  • Use masking tape to create roadways on the floor and create neighbourhoods
  • Make homemade greeting cards
  • Do some artwork outside on easels
  • Research a new country’s cuisine and try it out
  • Make your own bread
  • Have a movie marathon
  • Make a family movie
  • Have a dance party
  • Play dress ups and act out scenes in the new outfits
  • Find some trees to climb
  • Have a back yard toy car wash & then wash the real car together
  • Have a bonfire/firepit and toast marshmallows & sing-along
  • Play French cricket
  • Clean out your toys and donate to charity
  • Clean out your cupboard and donate to charity
  • Have a vegie planting/gardening day
  • Go on a photo scavenger hunt – get a pic for every letter of the alphabet, inside one day, outside the next.
  • Play ‘Follow the Leader’, taking it in turns
  • Gather the family to enjoy a story podcast
  • Write some letters to out of town relatives or friends
  • Make a marshmallow catapult and see who can catch the most in their mouth
  • Pull out the building blocks and Lego and create a mini city
  • Bake simple salt-dough ornaments and then paint them, use whatever cookie cutter shapes you have available
  • Challenge each other to a game of charades
  • Get all dressed up and host your own fancy tea party (be sure to invite the dolls and stuffed animals)
  • Use hallways for classic games like ‘Red Light, Green Light’ and ‘Leap Frog’
  • Have an indoor ‘camp out’ with sleeping bags, a tent, and board games
  • Plan a three course dinner and all family members get involved to prepare a course
  • Take it in turns doing each other’s hobbies
  • Go on a bug hunt with jars and a magnifying glass – draw what you find
  • Paint some rocks and drop them in public gardens for people to find
  • Go for a park trek to a few different parks, after making a map and planning the stops
  • Get wet, dirty and messy with your kids in the backyard and make mud pies
  • Go to the park and collect autumn leaves, roll in them, stick them on paper, decorate the window with them
  • Take the children to the museum
  • Do a town walk and talk about all the old buildings/read the plaques.
  • Take a ball to the footy oval and have a kick
  • Go lie on a blanket under a cloudy sky and find all the shapes.
  • Write a family story together or create a family tree
  • Have a sunset picnic
  • Have a reading marathon – create a list of 20 books and get them all read!
  • Get up early, pack breakfast, and have a sunrise breakfast
  • Go to a public place, ‘people watch’, and make up imaginary stories about people
  • Play freeze tag or dance freeze
  • Have a crazy science day – one experiment for each family member
  • Learn magic tricks
  • Create a family book, with information and pictures about each family member
  • Make up trivia questions about each other
  • Play in the rain
  • Take turns saying and learning tongue twisters or poems
  • Learn and tell each other jokes
  • Learn to juggle
  • Build paper airplanes and have a flying contest
  • Go bird watching
  • Visit the fire station
  • Learn a new language – free lessons online
  • Star gazing on blankets at night – get the constellation app
  • Look through old photo albums or create a new one
  • Exercise together
  • Makeover their rooms, clean out, rearrange
  • Style days – spas, nails, hairdos
  • Favourite memory days – share memories and turn them into a scrapbook
  • Play school, shop or office together