Parents today are constantly on the lookout for ways to connect with their kids. It’s no longer enough to be a loving parent, send your kids off to school, and pick them up at the end of the day; you have to find time to be active together. Fortunately, there are many great options for family activities that don’t require you to sign your children up for every sport imaginable. 

Here are five of our favorite things that we like to do with our families:


Fishing is a great way to relax and unwind. It’s also a great way to spend time with your family and friends, or even just by yourself. Fishing can be done throughout the year, but it’s especially enjoyable in the spring and summer months when the weather is nice. 

If you live near a lake or pond, it can be even more convenient if there are many fishing spots nearby that are easily accessible and not too crowded (or at least not crowded enough that you won’t feel comfortable trying it out).


Hiking is a great way to get out and explore. Whether you’re looking for a casual walk in the park or an intense trek through the mountains, hiking is one of the best ways to experience nature up close.

Hiking can be a great way to get exercise. If you’re trying to incorporate fitness into your life but don’t want to do it at a gym or health club, hiking can be just as effective at helping with weight loss as other forms of physical activity.

Getting away from everyday life stresses can help keep your mood positive and make it easier for everyone in your family―especially kids―to enjoy themselves while on a hike or other outdoor trip.

Bonding with family members is another benefit of spending time outside together doing fun activities like hiking.


Camping is an activity that families of all ages can enjoy. It’s a fun way to spend time with your children and get some good exercise in the great outdoors.

Camping is so much more than just sleeping in a tent, though. There are so many activities you can do while camping that will keep everyone entertained for hours. Here are just a few:

  • Go hiking together through nature and discover new sights along the way.
  • Build a fire and roast marshmallows for dessert (or breakfast.). Or, if you want to go old-school, make s’mores from scratch.
  • Catch fish from nearby lakes or rivers, then eat them later over dinner together around the campfire. Or maybe even on sticks like at Medieval Times.


Shooting is a great family activity. It’s an excellent way to bond with your kids, and it can also teach them important life lessons. Here are some reasons why shooting is a good way for you and your family to spend time together:

Shooting will help you teach them about safety. When you’re shooting, certain things need to be done safely and responsibly for everyone involved to remain safe. You can use this opportunity to teach the kids how important it is that they consider their safety when any gun is being used around them so that no one gets hurt by accident or carelessness on someone else’s part.

Shooting will help teach them about responsibility (and discipline). Once again, as mentioned above regarding safety issues/concerns—shooting requires each person who participates in this activity to be responsible not only for themselves but also for others who may be nearby when using their firearms (especially if those others are children).


Hunting is a great way for you and your family to bond, especially if one of you has never done it before. If you’re thinking about hunting in the USA with your kids, it’s important to start them off young to get used to it. It’s also an excellent way to learn responsibility by having them carry their gear, clean up after themselves and make sure no traces of their presence are left behind on the land.


If you’re looking for a way to bond with your family, going on adventures like hunting and fishing may be what you need. These activities allow you to get out of the house while also getting some exercise, so they’re perfect for both young kids and older grandparents alike.