5 Fun Things to Do With the Family This Weekend (Without Leaving the House)

The weekend is finally here! And even though it may be tempting to spend it holed up inside your cozy home, there are tons of fun things you can do with your family without even stepping foot outside. From movie marathons to game nights, here are five ways to make the most of your time this weekend.

Movie Marathon

A movie marathon is a perfect way to relax and bond with your family members simultaneously. Pop some popcorn, curl up on the couch, and enjoy quality time together while watching some of your favorite films. If you can’t agree on a movie, you may try watching a series that everyone will enjoy.

You can also introduce the kids to some of your old favorites that they may have never seen before. It’ll be fun to bond over your shared love of cinema while also giving them a chance to appreciate some classics. You can also learn to watch new movies together and have thoughtful discussions about the film afterward.

Have a list of movies before you start the marathon so everyone knows what they’re in for and can get excited about it. You can vote on the list as a family or let everyone choose their favorite to watch. And if you want to make it an all-day event, consider having a themed lunch or dinner to go along with the movies you’re watching.

Baking Session

What better way to spend a weekend in the kitchen than baking something delicious? Whether you go for classic cookies or something a little more adventurous, time spent baking is always well spent—especially when you eat your creation afterward!

If the kids like sweet treats, they’ll enjoy helping out with this activity. And if you’re feeling extra generous, you can even let them lick the spoon (or bowl) when you’re done. Just be sure to supervise them carefully so that nobody gets hurt. You can also try to be creative by incorporating some fun baking tools or ingredients that the kids may not have used before.

This is also a great opportunity to teach them about measuring, following directions, and working together as a team. So not only will they end up with something delicious to eat, but they’ll also walk away with valuable life skills. If you want to keep it low-key healthy, try sneaking some vegetables or fruits into your recipes.

family eating together

Game Night

String up some twinkly lights, break out the board games, and prepare for a fun-filled game night! Board games are a great way to unwind and unplug from devices, plus they make for some hilarious family bonding moments. Board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Clue are classics for a reason—they’re just fun.

If you have younger kids, try to find some age-appropriate games that they can play, like Candyland or Chutes and Ladders. Or, if you’re feeling competitive, there are tons of new games that the whole family can enjoy, like Codenames or Catan. You can even make up your own rules for some classic games like Go Fish or I Spy. Of course, there’s the classic game of Charades which is always a go-to favorite and can be played with any age group.


If you’re looking for a creative outlet this weekend, look no further than your home! Gather supplies and let your imagination run wild with a DIY project. You can make anything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and furniture—the sky’s the limit!

The weekend is also a great time to complete that DIY pool fence with the kids or, finally, put together that piece of furniture that’s been sitting in the box for months. And if you need some inspiration, plenty of DIY blogs and videos online can help get your creative juices flowing. Just be sure to have all the supplies you need before you start so you don’t have to make unnecessary trips to the store.

Supervise the kids when they need to use power tools or other potentially dangerous equipment. You can also try to find some easier projects they can help with to feel like they’re contributing. And at the end of the day, you’ll have something unique and handmade to show for your efforts.

Pampering Session

Lastly, the best way to spend a relaxing weekend is by treating yourself (and your loved ones) to a little pampering. Give each other massages, facials, mani-pedis—anything that will help you unwind and feel refreshed for the week ahead.

Maybe it’s time to finally use the luxurious bath bomb you bought months ago or try out that new face masks everyone raves about. If you want to get the kids involved, you can paint each other’s nails or give each other haircuts. Have them do some activities for you, like giving you a shoulder massage.

If you have a hot tub or Jacuzzi, now’s the perfect time to take a relaxing dip. Add some soothing aromatherapy, and you’ll feel like a new person. Just remember to take it easy and enjoy your weekend.

Enjoy the Weekend with the Family

There’s no need to leave the house this weekend to have a good time—you can do plenty of fun activities right at home with your family! No matter what you do, enjoy quality time together and make amazing memories without stepping outside.

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