Ideas for Fun Family Activities

Keep the whole gang entertained with these creative games, crafts, parties, and more.


Family Dinner Conversation Starters

Tired of the monosyllabic grunts? The silent pea-pushing? Spin this handy cutout wheel for a question guaranteed to perk up your table talk.

A Guide to Cleaning and Fixing Toys

When Ted E. Bear takes a tumble or falls prey to a pooch, he needs medical care—stat! Real Simple asked toy-repair experts for cleaning tips and patch-up strategies so your child’s buddies can get back into play.

8 Soon-to-Be-Classic Children’s Books

These great works of kid lit are destined to be read out loud, or under the covers with a flashlight, for years to come. (And your children will love them, too.)

11 Fun Things to Do on a Rainy Day

These entertaining indoor activities won’t let dreary weather dampen anyone’s spirits.


Eat Together

Host a Backwards Party

Do everything you would normally do for a party, just backwards.

31 Winter Activities the Whole Family Will Love

Banish boredom for good with this calendar of inspired ideas.