I know weekends are for sleeping-in (theoretically), eating pancakes  and then rushing to the birthday parties, soccer games and if you are lucky maybe a mall. But that’s the only time we get to spendquality time with our kids who are going to school Monday through Friday. Let’s choose wisely on how we spend time with them.

I have chosen 20 of our favorite things to do on the weekends. Most of them are FREE, with minimal or no preparation and kid-approved (meaning your kids will be so excited about them).

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Make a pyramid kite. It sounds complicated, but it’s not. Plus, kids will learn a thing or two.  Watch the video and very easy instructions over at Kids Activities Blog.

Build a chain reaction with Popsicle or craft sticks. This could also be done with books. Frugal Fun 4 Boys has a fun tutorial. Dads will love this activity too.

Have a family sumo wrestling competition on a Saturday morning. This one is by far one of my kids’ favorite family weekend activities. In fact it lasts way past morning time. The Happy Family movement has tons of fun pictures illustrating it.

Play a flour  game to really get the giggles our of your kids. Super fun weekend activity after a stressful week at school. One Good Thing By Jillee has instructions on how to play this game.

Rainy day? It can be lots of fun. Be a kid again and wear boots to go and jump in puddles. Silly, but super entertaining.

Draw a portrait of each other.

Go to a flea market and give everybody a budget of $2.  See what they bring home. It’s like a treasure hunt in our family. We love this and all of us are looking forward to it.

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Build a FORT. Just like Art Bar Blog did.

Go on the adventure with geocaching. Geocaching is the real-world adventure that’s happening right now, all around you. Check it out, it’s a lot of fun!

Play a family Jenga. Add little twist to it by writing things on each block, such as:

  • “What makes you happy”,
  • “Tell us about your favorite movie”,
  • “We want to know more about your best friend”,
  • “We would love to hear about the best day of your life”.

Make a piggy bank together and start saving for the next holiday.

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Make a cardboard boomerang (instructions and free printable included) and go fly it outside.

Make space pod. It’s a fun weekend project for entire family.

Dye Family t-shirts together to stand out of the crowd.

Have a family meeting tradition to keep things positive and happy. Let’s Lasso The Moon has 10 steps on how to hold a successful family meeting on a weekly basis.

Make a music video and upload it to Youtube for your family and friends to see. Just for fun.

Do a random act of kindness together with your kids. You will be surprised how much fun it is. Here is the great list of things you can do.

And if you feel up for it you can even do some engineering with the kids. It’s way too awesome.