1. Take a hike - Go to the local park or try urban hiking - hiking through the city and see if you can find something you haven't seen before.
|You're very lucky if you can do a beach hike.|
The library can also be a source for other activities in the area. Most libraries have a community bulletin board or flyers.
3. Build a campfire - Fall is a great time to have a fire in the backyard. Roast hot dogs and then finish it off with some marshmallows.
4. A board game - yes, that's right a board game. One of the best bonding activities - and yes better than minecraft. Our family favorite is anything by Cranium and the classic Clue (actually we have Disney's clue). The game is less than the cost of a couple of movie tickets. Unlike computer games, bored games have you face each other so that the conversations are more interactive and fast paced.
5. Meetup.com - Find a playgroup in the area or perhaps a yoga class or a writer's group.
|Even the dog is ready to roast marshmallows|
7. Do a fun run or 5k - today many runs have fun runs for the little ones or if they are older do a 5K. Most runs have a theme and support a good cause. One of my favorite runs with my kids was the chocolate 5K - hot chocolate and chocolate dipped everything.
8. Charades - I don't get it with this game but from the little tots to the teenagers, they love this game. A new twist on Charades for the older kids is the board game Anything Goes - they are silly charades with silly guesses.
9. Visit a local tourist spot - We live near DC, so the tourist stops are far and wide but what about the ones in your hometown - a museum, a historical building or trail, or the older section of town that you can just walk from shop to shop. Learn about how your town got named or how it got settled. You may be surprised.
10. Scrapbooking - Print those photos and get them into a photo album. You get to relive some great adventures you had over the year while preserving those memories.
What do you do on your weekends?