October 6, 2021

6 Ideas for Family-Friendly Activities

By riaces

Let’s face it — we all get bored. And whether we are still experiencing the after-effects of quarantine or just want to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather, it seems like most families are feeling restless.

If you are looking for an activity that will entertain both your entire family, but tired of the same old options, here are 5 outlets to turn to for new ideas. These organizations are sure to meet the taste of even the pickiest family member.

1. Check out your parks district calendar. Your local parks district will typically produce a monthly calendar of activities that may supply you and your family with an endless list of activities to try. From movies in the park to youth sports leagues, these community organizations are a great source of fun ideas and activities.

2. Turn to community centers. These local hubs of activity often have a wide range of activities that the entire family can get involved in and enjoy. Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, a Denver Community Center, for example, hosts comedy shows, art classes, and tennis camps.

3. Poke around your church. One of the reasons many families get involved in a church is for the community it offers. This is especially true for families with children. Churches often offer programming for kids of all ages, and it’s a great place to meet new friends.

4. Visit a YMCA or Boys and Girls Club. If your community is lucky enough to have a YMCA or Boys and Girls Club, be sure to check it out. These family-friendly organizations are focused on producing activities and events that are perfect for kids of all ages, that get kids active, and can even be educational.

5. Browse area parent blogs. Yes, the goal is to get away from the devices, but before you power them down, do a little searching on your local parenting blogs. These sources are usually a fount of information for family-friendly activities and the good news is, they’ve typically been vetted by other parents who will be just as discerning as you are.

6. Check in with school. While your child may not be thrilled with the idea of participating in another school activity, many schools have art programs and sports teams that may attract their interest. Be sure you are up-to-speed on the dates for tryouts and deadlines for sign-ups. The good news, many schools will make it easier for parents by sharing this type of information on their website or social media.