Fun Family Traditions For Each Month


Enjoy fostering feelings of love and togetherness with your family by engaging in fun family activities every month. Create a list or simply brainstorm with fun things to do together. Use the following ideas as inspiration to get you started on a year full of great family times.

 

January

  • Build snowmen
  • Write thank-you notes for Christmas presents
  • Cut out snowflakes from paper
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Work on puzzles
  • Play board games
  • Create an indoor fort with pillows and sheets
  • Get out the sleeping bags for an indoor campout
  • Use your fireplace to roast marshmallows and make s’mores

February

  • Watch the movie Groundhog Day
  • Make bird feeders with peanut butter, pine cones, and bird seed
  • Make Valentine’s Day cookies and cards
  • Create paper hearts and other Valentine’s Day crafts
  • Learn about the U.S. presidents as part of President’s Day fun
  • Share a box of gourmet chocolates
  • Go ice skating
  • Hunt for crocuses and daffodils
  • Perform random acts of kindness

March

  • Read Dr. Seuss books in celebration of the author’s birthday
  • Fly kites
  • Wear green for St. Patrick’s Day
  • Make green milkshakes for St. Patrick’s Day
  • Cook Irish stew
  • Go hunting for rainbows

April

  • Dye Easter eggs
  • Go Easter egg hunting
  • Make homemade pretzels
  • Have fun with sidewalk chalk
  • Look for flowers and birds
  • Read Here Comes Peter Cottontail

May

  • Leave May baskets on neighbors’ doors
  • Break open a pinata
  • Go on a family bike ride
  • Go mini golfing
  • Pick Mother’s Day bouquets
  • Plan a Memorial Day barbecue

June

  • Play baseball
  • Have a picnic
  • Hunt for lightening bugs
  • Make ice cream floats
  • Play kickball
  • Make breakfast-in-bed for Dad

July

  • Go to the beach
  • Play slip-n-slide in the backyard
  • Go to water parks
  • Visit the local swimming pool

August

  • Enjoy more beach days
  • Try frying eggs on the sidewalk
  • Play in sprinklers
  • Go for evening walks

September

  • Shop for back-to-school supplies
  • Celebrate the first week of school with a dinner out
  • Help with homework

October

  • Go pumpkin picking
  • Enjoy haunted attractions
  • Make leaf crafts
  • Drink hot cider

November

  • Volunteer at local nonprofits together
  • Plan Thanksgiving fun
  • Make Thanksgiving dinner together
  • Set up your Christmas tree
  • Start Christmas shopping

December

  • Decorate your Christmas tree
  • Wrap presents
  • Drive around town looking at Christmas lights
  • Go to Christmas plays
  • Donate to toy drives