10 Ideas for a FREE Family Fun Night


We all enjoy a great Family Fun Night, but you might want something other than “family movie night” to keep the good times rolling! I’m including 10 great ideas for a FREE family fun night (or pretty close to it)!!

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Jigsaw puzzles

Puzzles are a great way to get everyone involved in “working” toward a common goal, and by doing so, you’ll finish that beautiful puzzle in no time!

Want to keep family fun night fresh? Then here are 10 great ideas for a FREE family fun night (or pretty close to it) that are more than just a movie!

Audio books

You may already subscribe to Audible, or an app through your library. Snuggle up with some blankets, get out some doodling supplies, and listen to a family-friendly adventure story or mystery novel.

Bake cookies!

What’s your family’s favorite cookie? Gather your baking supplies (hopefully you have them on hand already) and don’t be afraid to make a mess in the kitchen! Kids love being in the kitchen with their parents! Consider making cut-out cookies to decorate!

Want to keep family fun night fresh? Then here are 10 great ideas for a FREE family fun night (or pretty close to it) that are more than just a movie!

Paint together

Pinterest is full of ideas for easy painting projects. Or go freestyle! Plan your own in-home “paint-and-drink-hot-cocoa” night!

family fun night idea: painting

Play a new board game or card game

This is the time to dust off that game that’s been on your shelf for ages and give it a try!

family fun night idea: play games

Classic “20 questions”

I can’t even count how many times I played this when I was growing up. This game doesn’t require any supplies, it’s fully portable, and every round is different and unique!

Camp-out in your yard or living room

Use whatever you have at home to build a tent or fort if you don’t have a real tent. Tell silly stories before bed and eat marshmallows, or roast some over a backyard campfire.

family campout

Hello, dance party!!

This is one of our family favorites! Select 3-4 songs to dance to or watch tutorials on fun dances to learn together! You can also bust out a copy of Just Dance as well! Many epic dance battles have happened in our house with this game!

Go on a night-time hike with flashlights and glow sticks!

Find a special place nearby to walk and stargaze! Listen carefully for any wildlife like owls who make lovely music at night!

Family Talent Show

Oh, the fun your kids will have with this idea! Let them plan and conduct a talent show all on their own! It’s sure to be a wild, free, and fun time!

family time

Final Thoughts

I hope you found these 10 ideas for a FREE family fun night helpful! Which ones have you tried? Don’t forget to pin this for later, and remember to subscribe for more parenting and homeschool fun!

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Want to keep family fun night fresh? Then here are 10 great ideas for a FREE family fun night (or pretty close to it) that are more than just a movie!




  1. Natalie
    November 1, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    My family has always enjoyed baking together! It is a great way to catch up and make something delicious!

  2. Edye
    November 2, 2019 at 12:01 am

    thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Leela
    November 3, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for all the great ideas.

  4. vickie
    November 3, 2019 at 10:50 am

    this grandma just baked a cake with the granddaughter. They will be over all day soon so I like the idea of the dance party. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Teresa D Kunberger
    November 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    These are great ideas! Will definitely be doing some!

  6. Mary Gardner
    November 4, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    My grandchildren like to bake cookies, play board games and watch movies. Thanks for giving us some new ideas!

  7. Tracie Cooper
    November 4, 2019 at 9:41 pm

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  8. Tracie Cooper
    November 4, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Our family loves to cook together!

  9. Rochelle Haynes
    November 5, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Loving the ideas looking good

  10. lisa king
    November 9, 2019 at 2:54 am

    we love to do puzzles as a family

  11. Dianna
    November 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    We bought a camper a few years ago. It has been the absolute best thing for our family.
    So many great memories!

  12. wen budro
    November 12, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Those are some great ideas for a free family night. We enjoy playing board games together and watching movies.

  13. Helen
    November 12, 2019 at 3:24 am

    These are awesome ideas. My kids already love doing a lot of these, but there are a few new things we can try.

  14. Carolyn Daley
    November 15, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I like the idea of puzzles and dance parties with fun music.

  15. Brittany Raisor
    November 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Love these ideas for a fun night in. With winter coming we will all have a lot of time indoors to hang out together. Thank you!

  16. AEKZ2
    November 16, 2019 at 1:00 am

    We have so much fun playing Uno

  17. Lisa G
    November 27, 2019 at 1:27 am

    running out of ideas, thanks

  18. Debbie P
    December 20, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for the great free ideas!

  19. Dana Rodriguez
    February 7, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    These are great ideas. Baking cookies is always fun!

  20. Calvin
    February 16, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    No financial burden while having fun, good ideas.

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