A family walks along a trail in the fall. The grandfather runs after the two young children, laughing, while the two mothers and an uncle walk behind, smiling.

100+ fun family game and activity ideas

There’s nothing like family time together, especially as we get into the holiday season. But sometimes, finding a game or activity the whole family can enjoy with one another is tough. We’ve rounded up some of our best family games that work for both grown-ups and the kiddos, so you’ll have loads of active ideas the next time you’re looking for something fun to do.

Board games

From Twister to Headbanz and even a charades-type game called Kids on Stage, these active games are perfect for family game night. What we love most about this list of family board games is that your kids don’t have to try to sit still the entire night. All of these ideas will have the whole family moving (and laughing) together.

Scavenger hunts

We love getting outside with family members. But sometimes, you need a purpose! Scavenger hunts are not only a great way to get moving outdoors in fresh air, they’re also a lot of fun. Print off one of the free scavenger hunt lists below and head outside. All you need is a piece of paper, a pen or marker, and time to explore!

Fall activities scavenger hunt + free printable

Outdoor sensory scavenger hunt

Fun and active twist on a scavenger hunt

Two siblings walk along a log as part of an active scavenger hunt.

Indoor games

Staying inside and hunkering down in your living room is sometimes just the ticket. So, if your next family get-together is going to be inside, we’ve got you covered. From 10 Lego games to get kids moving, to these 6 active games you can play with a pair of socks, there are lots of ways to have fun indoors if you’re willing to be a little creative!

Classic games

Remember Mother May I? How about playing with a good old-fashioned hula hoop? Classic party games are often a fun way for adults and kids to connect and play. These 5 group games will take you down memory lane, and this list of 7 things to do with a hula hoop will have you moving, too.

Chalk games

It may seem like sidewalk chalk is just for kids, but these great games might surprise you if you let loose and get active with your little ones. From Four Square to chalk mazes, there are lots of ways you can have fun with a simple piece of chalk.

A father and his daughter draw a hopscotch board with chalk on the pavement.

Seasonal games

If your family is ready to try some new games in all types of weather and seasons, why not consider these ideas? Again, they might look like they’re designed just for kids, but grown-ups can easily take part, too.

6 fun games you and your kids can play on grass

21 fun and active games for kids to play on the beach

29 fun games kids can play in the snow

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When you’ve got multiple age groups in your family, it can be tough to find things everyone will enjoy at once. But with a bit of creativity you can all get active, have fun and—the best part—be together.

What are some of your favourite family game night ideas?

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