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52 unforgettable activities you can do with your kids this weekend
This list of simple ideas will transform your weekends into memories. - photo by Melinda Fox
You've finally reached the weekend, and everyone is scattered around the house doing who knows what; and honestly, it's a challenge to put effort into thinking of anything more exciting to do than curling up with some Netflix. It's easy to let months of weekends pass this way, letting valuable family bonding time escape without a second glance. But having an exceptional weekend doesn't have to be a challenge.

Here's a list of unique activities that you can do with things you probably already have at home:

1. Have a lip sync battle

2. Spend the night in another decade with appropriate clothes, music and activities

3. Make pizzas that look like each other's faces

4. Have a cupcake war by seeing who can make the best cupcakes with a weird ingredient

5. Make a chalk mural as long as your entire street

6. Doorbell ditch cookies

7. Go camping in the backyard

8. Have a pie eating contest

9. Dress up in shawls and wigs to play Bingo

10. Paint portraits of each other

11. Write letters to family members

12. Pretend the power is out

13. Look up scripts to movies or plays on the Internet and act them out

14. Have a family Olympics with all the events (for example, create a figure skating routine minus the ice)

15. Dress up in fancy clothes and have a cheese and chocolate tasting

16. Celebrate your favorite holiday at the wrong time of year

17. Pretend you are vacationing in a foreign country

18. Build an obstacle course throughout the house

19. Make up your own ice cream flavor and eat it

20. Do a service scavenger hunt by breaking into teams and seeing how many people you can serve in an hour

21. Have a family sleepover

22. Visit a nursing home

23. Check out library books, and read all of them

24. Have a dance party

25. Eat breakfast in bed

26. Turn a movie on mute and act it out, finding props from what you have in the room

27. Make up your own card game

28. Build a fort

29. Have a spa night with massages, facials and yoga

30. Have a Nerf gun war

31. Make a collage from pictures cut from magazines

32. Build a sandcastle or a snow castle

33. Write thank you notes for cashiers, the mail carrier, etc. and hand them out

34. Make a movie

35. Skype a relative

36. Have a tower building contest

37. Look at family photos

38. Be a tourist in your own town

39. Go to a restraunt just to order dessert

40. Have a family talent show

41. Go on a scavenger hunt

42. Let the kids be the parents for the night

43. Go on a walk

44. Try cooking a meal from another country

45. Pick an actor, genre or series and have a movie marathon

46. Go stargazing

47. Listen to an audiobook together

48. Start a garden

49. Learn a new skill, like juggling or throat singing from youtube

50. Sing songs and roast things around a campfire

51. Find out today's National holidays and celebrate them

52. Make a music video