Family Activities

Spend some together time with these family activities that foster sharing, learning, and fun. Your kids will be glad you did.

4 Cute Crafts That Use Recycled Cardboard Tubes

Help your kids make these cute and clever crafts using the cardboard tubes from paper towels and toilet paper rolls. It's the perfect project to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

15 Fun STEM & STEAM Crafts for Kids

Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM and STEAM with interactive toys and crafts they can make at home. They'll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school. Get templates and instructions at familyfunmag.com/printables.

How to Make Crystal Geode Eggs

Grow way-cool crystal geodes with just a few household basics.

13 Funny April Fool's Day Pranks to Play on Your Kids

For April 1--or any day your crew is in need of a laugh--check out this collection of pranks, props, treats, and tricks. They're wacky enough to tickle an entire family of fools. We mean that in the nicest possible way, of course.

20 Activities to Do With Your Family This Weekend

Make the most of your upcoming weekend, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun outdoor activities!

How to Make Sock Puppets

Stuff stray socks with cotton batting to turn them into a family of playful puppets.

Yoga for Kids

Make like mommy and say "ohm."

5 Cool DIY Crafts With Your Photos

Put a camera (okay, a phone!) in your kid's hands, and let her go wild capturing the world around her. Make prints of her favorite photos and then use these techniques to transform them into new pieces of art. These are heirloom projects you'll save for always!

Plan a Backyard Movie Night

Now playing on a lawn near you: a party that celebrates summer, cinema, and community all under the stars.

4 Tips for Creating a Cool Blanket Fort for Kids

Help your kids build a fantastic blanket fort with easy tips from Laura Dahl, cofounder of BuiltByKids.com.

6 Tips to Make Baby's First Road Trip a Success

Get out there and enjoy the journey! Here's what I learned after my one-year-old twin babies' first major road trip.

How to Make a Jumping Origami Frog

Teach your child how to fold a sheet of origami paper into a frog.

How to Make a Dragon Marionette

Kids can craft this dragon puppet from recycled carboard paper towel and toilet paper tubes.

Cheap Summer Fun

Free (and almost-free) activities to keep kids active all season long.

17 Great Indoor Games and Activities

Break out these fun and creative ideas when you're cooped up indoors.

Use Your Noodle: Pool Noodle Backyard Games

Three easy ways to turn inexpensive pool noodles into awesome backyard toys.

7 Fun Beach Games

Refreshing ways to enjoy the summer sun and shore without taking along the entire toy closet.

5 Spring Crafts and Games

Greet the season with cute crafts and fun games just right for warm days and sunny skies.

10 Ideas to Create Meaningful Family Moments

Every moment together counts, so make the most of family time with these perfect ideas.

How to Make a Terrarium

This easy terrarium shows kids the water cycle in action.

Farm Stay Vacation Spots for Families Around the Country

From a Louisiana crawfish farm to a Hawaiian coffee plantation, there's something for every family on this list of kid-friendly farm stays.

21 Ways to Make Cooking With Kids More Fun

Scared they'll get hurt? Scared they'll get flour everywhere? Hate to waste food? Chefs, food bloggers, and nutritionists dish on how they train their kids in the kitchen--and keep it fun for everyone.

Explorer's Bag

With this tote made from a mesh produce bag, kids can collect nature finds while letting sand and dirt filter away.

Can Pencil Holder

Sort office supplies in style with this neat desk organizer.

Paper Stars

Make a constellation of paper stars with which to decorate your house, as featured in the June/July 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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