Today, we want to show you how easy it is to make 365 Days of Play possible for every family! Check out a few of our favorite play ideas for families.
At the Inspired Treehouse, we believe that with a little help, kids can build strong, healthy bodies and minds through play. When families are active, playing and moving together every single day, they see immediate benefits in the form of improved physical fitness, increased quality time together and overall healthy development.
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If you’re having a hard time coming up with fun play ideas for your family, use the following categories to help you brainstorm. We’ve included a few of our favorite ideas from each category to get you started, but get creative! What play ideas can your family come up with together?
Explore the Magic of Your Backyard!
Going somewhere new is always fun, but there are plenty of adventures to be had right in your own backyard too!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Play on the swingset.
Shoot some hoops with one of these driveway basketball games.
Play with sidewalk chalk.
Play with hula hoops.
Set up a lemonade stand.
Play with bubbles.
Have a squirt gun or hose fight.
Try a round of backyard golf!
Try Some Indoor Fun!
What if the weather’s not cooperating? No worries! Sometimes a low-key day inside is the best way to inspire play and quality time.
Try these easy ideas for play inside:
Have a family game night.
Play I Spy With a Twist.
Let the kids have some fun in the bath!
Play with Play-Doh.
Go Somewhere New!
A little change of scenery goes a long way when it comes to engagement and play. Simply visiting a place you’ve never been as a family can inspire excitement and adventure!
Try one of these ideas:
Visit a new museum.
Try out a new water park.
Go on a road trip.
Pack up for a camping trip in a new spot.
Work and Play as a Team!
Looking for some awesome quality time with your family? Set up a teamwork challenge! Activities where you have to solve a problem or conquer a goal together are fun and beneficial for everyone!
Here are some of our favorites:
Try a blindfold challenge.
Race through this wacky relay.
Work together to create a partner painting masterpiece.
Cook a meal together.
Some of our favorite ways to play as a family are also great ways to get in shape! Physically active play is more than just fun, it sets kids up for a lifetime of making fitness a priority in their lives.
Get up and moving with these fun activities:
Take a bike ride.
How about some rough and tumble play?
Fly a kite.
Find a new hiking trail.
Head to the playground.
Climb a tree.
Go canoeing or kayaking.
Try yoga together as a family.
Check out these jump rope games.
Create Something Together!
Getting creative as a family is a great way to play together! Try building something or making a masterpiece as a team!
Here are some ideas to get those creative juices flowing:
Try your hand at origami.
Make a simple craft.
Try some sticky note art.
Use Your Imagination!
When all else fails, pretend or imaginative play is one of the best (and most entertaining) ways to play together as a family. And good news…pretend play is almost always free! All you need is a great storyline and some simple props!
Here are some of our favorite ideas:
Play dress up.
Make your own movie or play.
Make your own musical instrument and start a band!
Bring out all of the stuffed animals in the house and play pet shop.
Line up all of the chairs in the house, get out a few suitcases and pretend you’re on a train or plane!
Learn how animals fall asleep and pretend to be each one.
See what we mean? 365 Days of Play for your family doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive! It can be as simple as the ideas above. And when you do need to pick up craft supplies or pay everyone’s admission to that new awesome water park, the U.S. Bank Cash 365™ American Express® Card can help!
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