Ideas for Fun Family Activities

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

DIY Fun

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.)

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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.