We’re all spending more time at home these days, and the good news is, there are plenty of ways to strengthen the bond between you and your kids. From creating a DIY obstacle course to taking a virtual field trip, here are 30 ways to spend time as a family this month.

1. Take a virtual field trip to one of these awesome places.  

2. Work on a special project that’ll make the backyard seem extra special this summer.

3. Read one of our editor’s top picks for best books published last month.

4. Try a new meal subscription kit as a family.

5. Teach your kids about generosity

photo: Amber Guetebier

6. Learn how to make a fairy garden

7. Get into the spring mood with a carrot or bunny craft.

8. Read a book that’ll help your kids identify bullying behavior.

9. Set up an obstacle course at home

10. Have a family dinner and spark the conversation with one of these questions.

11. We know you'll be spending time indoors this month, so this list of indoor activities has got you covered.

12. Explore our extensive list of homeschooling resources

13. Make something fun out of those extremely valuable TP rolls

14. Enjoy this awesome collection of incredible chalk art

15. Set up an art project that’s easy to clean up.  

photo: courtesy Stephen Joseph Gifts

16. If your oldest is a preschooler, we’ve got something for you too.

17. Build an outdoor fort in your backyard.

18. Plan a trip to a National Park (for when it's safe to travel).

19. Cook a meal together.

20. Read a few feel-good news stories that will teach your kids about compassion.

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21. Hike your own ‘hood.   

22. Host a family game night with another family. Check out our list of top-rated, new family board games first. 

23. April 10th is National Sibling Day. Read one of our favorite stories about brothers and sisters

24. Organize a treasure hunt with our own tutorial

25. Spend a whole afternoon doing things that don't require technology

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26. Plant a summer garden. If you need a place to do so, consider an old wheelbarrow!

27. Make a butterfly mask

28. Learn how you and your crew can go green with little effort

29. Plan an evening to stargaze. We've got the perfect guide for starters here

30. Order take out to support a local, family-owned restaurant. 

—Gabby Cullen & Amber Guetebier

Featured image: Gustavo Fring via Pexels 

 

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