Family Fun Activity Jar

A friend of mine recently created this Family Fun Activity Jar.  I thought it was a fabulous idea, thankfully she took a photo and doesn’t mind me sharing it with you.  

She says “Instead of trying to decide what to do on a weekend we will let fate decide for us. At the end of each week we do a lucky dip and that’s what we do together on the weekend”.

Fun Family Activity IdeasShe has used coloured paddled pop sticks which can be found in the craft section at most dollar stores. Using a sharipe write down the different activities ideas onto each stick  Thinking of different ideas would be a great family activity do to together, some could be:

  • cricket at the beach or local park
  • picnic in the mountains
  • BBQ along the water
  • do a bushwalk
  • make paper planes
  • scooter ride at a specific location
  • kick at ball at favourite field
  • visit a specific restaurant
  • find a park you haven’t visited before
  • visit a local museum
  • invite specific friends over
  • go fishing
  • ….. the list could be endless

What is your favourite family fun activity?

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Donna July 22, 2015 - 3:39 PM

I’ve seen these done for “Date Nights” too. You can also use different colours for differently “priced” activities. 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 24, 2015 - 8:55 AM

Great idea Donna! Yes i love the dates nights one too, i think they are wonderful and fun!

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me July 24, 2015 - 11:11 AM

I am putting this on my to-do list for this weekend – as well as get a pocket money chart sorted for the kids!xx

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 27, 2015 - 9:31 AM

Love the sound of the pocket money chart, Emily! I think they are a great idea!

Kat @ Lane & Co. August 2, 2016 - 6:49 AM

I just found your post via Pinterest! I must admit the yum cha robina is what caught my eye. I was like “oh this person is from the Gold Coast too” lol. I have have just returned to full time work after being a stay at home mum for around 2.5 years. Now weekends are our main family time so I am really keen to make them special for the kids. This will definitely help us make the most of our weekends. Thank you for the idea!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 2, 2016 - 7:28 AM

We love Yum Cha at Robina, sooo delcious, their honey chicken and fried rice is my favourite. We recently went to Currumbin Bird Santruary to feed the birds (it’s a gold coin donation) then breakfast at the Currumbin SLSC and walked along the beach such a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning.


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