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Make 2024 Memorable with Fun Family Activities

Fun Family Activities – and Only One Involves Technology!

by Lu, OTL Seat Fillers

Hey there, awesome families! Ready to kick off the New Year with a bang? We’ve got the scoop on 10 totally doable fun family activities to make 2024 unforgettable.

Buckle up for a rollercoaster of fun as we dive into the coolest ways to bond, laugh, and create some epic memories together. So, let’s ditch the formality and get ready to embrace the New Year with these 10 fun family activities that’ll bring the whole gang closer than ever! 🎉✨

At-Home Activities

I’m dividing the list into two categories: at-home and adventures beyond home. But let’s start with fun things you can do with the family right in your comfy house. And, no, they have nothing to do with playing video games together or seeing whose smartphone battery lasts the longest.

Host a Game Night

Unleash the fun and competitiveness within your family by hosting a game night. Break out the board games, cards, or video games that everyone enjoys. Whether it’s a classic game of Monopoly, a thrilling video game challenge, or a family-friendly trivia night, game nights are an excellent way to bond and create lasting memories.

Indoor Picnic

Why not bring the charm of a picnic indoors during the colder months? Transform your living room into a cozy picnic paradise. Lay out a blanket, prepare a basket of your family’s favorite snacks, and enjoy an intimate indoor picnic together. This activity creates a warm and delightful atmosphere, perfect for spending quality time with your loved ones.

You might even want to go crazy and combine the indoor picnic with the next idea.

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Have a Family Movie Night

Snuggle up on the couch and enjoy a movie night together. You can choose from family favorites or discover new films that everyone can enjoy. Movie nights provide a chance to unwind, laugh together, and escape into the magical world of cinema.

And, pleeeeease, don’t forget the popcorn. It’s the best part!

Plan a Future Family Adventure

Kickstart the New Year by planning a future family adventure. Whether it’s a road trip to a nearby destination or a dream vacation abroad, the anticipation and excitement of planning an adventure together will bring joy to the entire family. Create countdowns, research together, and involve everyone in the decision-making process.

The journey towards the adventure will be just as memorable as the adventure itself.

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Explorations Beyond Home

OK, it’s time to get out of the house and into another setting Where? Read on, and you’ll find out…

Visit a Local Museum

Explore the rich history and culture of your area by visiting a local museum. Many museums offer free admission or discounted rates for families, making it an affordable and educational outing. And, if your favorite charges a ticket price, see if they have some family days scheduled.

Take this opportunity to learn something new together and appreciate the diverse art, artifacts, and exhibits that your local museum offers.

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Attend a Free Local Event

Keep an eye out for free community events in your area, such as concerts, festivals, or outdoor movie screenings. These events offer a wonderful opportunity to experience new things and create lasting memories without breaking the bank. Enjoy the company of your family, immerse yourselves in the festivities, and create new traditions together.

Tip: See if OTL Seat Fillers is in your area. It offers 4-ticket plans so you can see “paid events” for free!

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OTL is a unique seat filler club where members become VIPs with free event tickets – supporting arts & entertainment by enjoying it!

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Learn a New Skill Together

Embrace the joy of learning as a family and embark on a journey to acquire a new skill together. Whether it’s cooking, dancing, or learning a foreign language, the process of learning something new as a team can be incredibly rewarding. You’ll not only strengthen your bonds but also create shared experiences that you’ll remember for years to come.

Volunteer as a Family

Make a positive impact in your community by volunteering together as a family. Participate in a local cleanup event, visit a soup kitchen, or offer your time to a charity of your choice. Volunteering not only benefits the community but also instills a sense of empathy and compassion in your children. It’s an opportunity to teach them the importance of giving back.

TIP: If you’re a pet-loving family, check out volunteer opportunities at local shelters.

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Organize a Scavenger Hunt

Create a scavenger hunt to take place in your neighborhood or at a local park. Design clues that lead to hidden treasures or special family memories. A scavenger hunt is an exciting and memorable adventure that encourages teamwork and problem-solving skills. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to explore your surroundings and create new memories together.

Take a Nature Walk

Disconnect from screens and reconnect with nature by going for a family walk in a local park or nature preserve. Breathe in the fresh air, admire the natural beauty surrounding you, and look for wildlife. Engage your children in identifying different plants, birds, or insects they may encounter.

You’ll find that a nature walk is an excellent way to promote mindfulness and appreciation for the great outdoors.

More Family Fun and Things To Do for You!

So, I know that we’ve just scratched the surface of the awesome possibilities waiting for you in the New Year with these 10 fun family activities. But, whether you’re wandering through museums, soaking up the great outdoors on a nature walk, or cracking up during a hilarious family class, these experiences are the glue that binds.

Don’t forget the warm fuzzies from volunteering, the thrill of a scavenger hunt, and the excitement of planning your next epic family vacation. And, be sure to visit OTL City Guides every week. That’s because we’re dedicating the year to new and fun things to do!

Cheers to an amazing 2024! 🌟