Our family has some great fun together. We love board games, read-alouds, and the occasional movie night. There’s no place quite like home.
I’ve found that some of our most wonderful bonding times, though, have been on fun family adventures we’ve taken.
Some of those fun family adventures have cost us a little money, and many have been completely free.
Need some quick ideas for your own family? Check out the family adventure ideas below.
Family Adventure Ideas
- Head to the beach for the day (river, lake, or ocean)
- Go rafting or canoeing
- Explore a creek bank
- Go camping
- Visit a nearby National Park
- Go spelunking (be safe!)
- Head out for a hike
- Ride bikes together–pull the littles in a trailer
- Grow a garden together
- Learn to cook something new
- Go for a drive and look at architectural styles, scenery, or people
- Find a new ice cream shop
- Go out for hot chocolate and let your kids share their hearts with you
- Visit a museum – art, children’s, or science (some have free days, and some library systems will let you check out passes)
- Visit a zoo
Fun board games our family loves.
- Give your children a few dollars and head to the used bookstore
- Go to the fair
- Head to a sporting event
- Take the kids to a concert (we’ve been to some that were free or offered $10 tickets)
- Watch the sunset
- Look at the stars
- Catch crawdads or go fishing
- Play catch or Frisbee
- Take a short road trip
- Try a new kind of food (Lebanese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese…)
- Head to the pumpkin patch
- Read-aloud as a family (see the list of great books below to get you started)
Fun Family Adventures
Remember, for children, everything is an adventure. Your family can make amazing memories in just a few hours, or over a couple of days.
Do it regularly, and your children will remember the time you spent with them, and the care you showed in your relationship with them. Even an hour of special time can leave a lasting impression and strengthen a family!
What kind of adventures do you take with your kids?
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
You want your kids to learn and love the Bible.
You want to teach the Bible…
As parents, we deeply desire the best for our kids. We look for the right schools, we make them eat right and exercise, and we get them involved in extracurricular activities. We take our job as parents seriously.
But are we also putting our time and energy into
teaching them the Bible? Giving them the life-changing, soul-nourishing words of Scripture is not only doable, it’s an essential part of parenting kids for Jesus. And the good news is, studying God’s Word as a family doesn’t have to be difficult!
2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
…and you can!
A Crash Course in Teaching the Bible to Your Kids
Danika Cooley’s book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, will give you the tools and confidence to study the Bible as a family. It will help you identify and overcome your objections and fears, give you a crash course in what the Bible is all about and how to teach it, and provide the guidance you need to set up a family Bible study habit.
You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!
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