30 Things to Do as a Family This April

30 Things to Do as a Family This April

As far as we’re concerned, April showers bring lots of family time, both indoor and out. So if you’re looking for fun family activities that keep everyone engaged, we’ve 30 ways to play this month (hint: that’s one for each day of the month). Read on to make your plan.

photo: Kerry Cushman

1. Frozen breakfast cereal. Hidden bubble wrap. These zany April Fool’s Day pranks will have your kids doubled over... and possibly plotting revenge.

2. Break out a quick and easy rainy day activity for your toddler during one of April’s famous showers. Don’t forget the gear to match!

3. Set your sights on summer when you plan a vacay to one of the most underrated cities in the U.S.

4. Answer Mother Nature’s call during National Parks Week, April 16-24. Entrance fees are waived at all National Parks on the 16th, and are free for fourth graders all year long.

5. Make dinner together.

6. Three words: Pirate. Treasure. Hunt.

7. Bake treats that are as magical as the unicorns they celebrate on April 9, National Unicorn Day.

8. Host an Earth Day playdate with your besties.

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9. Try a new twist on your kid's favorite flavor combo—PB&J. Psst.. the sushi is our favorite.

10. Turn a leisurely neighborhood stroll into a worthwhile adventure.

11. Find everything you need to plan an egg-cellent Easter with your little bunnies.

12. After it’s over, upcycle those plastic eggs.

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13. Play tourist in your hometown on an unscheduled weekend.

14. Make milk and vinegar plastic or pressed flower bookmarks to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.

15. Follow up your crafts with these books.

16. Whether you scooter or bike, now is the perfect time to plan a family bike ride.

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17. Plan an epic hiking trip with your little campers.

18. Spontaneous outdoor adventures are the best, and there's no better time to plan one than spring.

19. All you need are tin cans, popsicle sticks and other odds and ends we’re sure you’ll find the recycling bin to make a bird feeder with the kids.

20. Snuggle up in cozy swing for storytime before bedtime.

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21. Build the perfect family-friendly charcuterie for family movie night.

22. Learn the ABC’s of gardening.

23. Put a trip to a local petting farm on your to-do list this spring. Is there anything cuter than kids and baby animals?

24. Get your backyard ready for summer fun.

photo: Gabby Cullen

25. Chalk the walk on a sunny day.

26. Make a no-sew fort together. It's the perfect kid playhouse!

27. Celebrate siblings on April 10.

28. Keep the kids busy with a quick car game, whether you're road tripping or cruising around town.

29. Find a cool, new museum exhibit near you.

30. Who knew you could use a fork to make tulips?

—Allison Sutcliffe & Gabby Cullen


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