Family Activities

Gather 'round the dinner table, the TV or the barbeque -- it's time for family fun night!


If you're a parent looking for a few ways to break up the monotony of a long road trip with the kids, then look no further. We have a few ways to keep your little back-seat occupants entertained.

Have you ever rifled through your purse to find an aspirin, a spare button or a breath mint? Do you remember how long it took? Designer Kate Pruitt took an Altoids tin and created a cleverly handy solution to that problem.

There are plenty of activities families can participate in that provide both exercise and enjoyment. Get your family in shape with these great fitness activities.

Fishing has long been viewed as the perfectly family activity, but taking a child fishing requires patience above all else. These tips will help you prepare to make fishing a family tradition.

Everyone loves vacations -- it's getting there that can be torture. Good at distracting passengers, these tried and true time killers can make long car rides loads more relaxed.

Snowy days aren't just for sitting in the house. Winter craft activities are a great way to learn about the properties of snow.

For centuries man has been obsessed with birds and flight. These bird-watching activities for kids will help to increase knowledge about birds and their daily activities. And, more importantly, they're just plain fun to do!

Check out these projects and activities to learn more about the fascinating world of birds. Whether you are new to bird-watching or a seasoned birding veteran, you're sure to find a great bird-watching project in this article.

Nothing signifies Christmas in the mind of a child like Santa Claus, so your kids will be delighted to prepare for the holiday by finding Santa with these free printable Christmas games.

It's the night before Christmas, and all through the town, A. Mouse is looking for signs of Santa Claus. Can you help him find Santa's reindeer, the Christmas shoppers, and more?

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree. What comes next in the beloved Christmas song? Search for presents from The Twelve Days of Christmas and have some holiday fun.

Going to see The Nutcracker is a favorite Christmas tradition in many families -- and familiarity with the characters and music makes these Christmas games that much more fun. Print out these games and have some fun beforehand!

Everyone is aiming to be an angel during the Christmas season, so use these free printable Christmas games as some fun inspiration for parents and kids alike. Get your holiday spirit started.

A fantasy world inhabited only by cars is the setting of the Disney/Pixar collaboration "Cars." Learn about the animation process as we take you behind the scenes with director John Lasseter.

'Monsters Inc.' is one of Disney-Pixar's cleverest and best-loved animated features. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this splendid film -- a combination of high-tech sparkle and heartwarming characters.

The Incredibles' wasn't only a box-office smash hit -- it was also a technological marvel of animation. In this article we go behind the scenes to find out how 'The Incredibles' was made. Learn more about 'The Incredibles.'

Winnie the Pooh is one of the world's favorite bears. In this article we'll travel down memory lane and show you how the character of Winnie the Pooh came to life. Join the trip as we learn about Winnie the Pooh, his friends, and the movies and shows they've had.

'Finding Nemo' was a blockbuster movie that also set the standard for animation technology. Here is a close look at how this spectacular movie came to be.

Thomas the Tank Engine is the world's most famous fictional locomotive. For more than 50 years he and his friends in the railyard have made the Island of Sodor a fascinating and educational place. Learn all the details about Thomas the Tank Engine.

'Scooby-Doo' has been one of the most popular cartoons of the past four decades -- during which it's undergone many changes but kept its vital spark. Here's a look at the phenomenon that is 'Scooby-Doo.'

Elmo joined "Sesame Street" 21 years ago, and his own "Elmo's World" segments debuted almost a decade ago -- to the delight of kids everywhere. He is now the most recognized children's character in the United States. Take a peek into Elmo's past, present and future.

How has a humble little sea sponge soaked up so many viewers since his 1999 premiere? Learn about the secrets to SpongeBob's success and find your favorite episode with a complete episode guide.

It started with Snow White six decades ago. Now it's an entertainment and marketing dynasty known as Disney Princess. Learn about Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas and Sleeping Beauty in this article.

"Dora the Explorer" is one of the most popular television shows for preschoolers. We spoke with co-creator Valerie Walsh to find out how Dora the Explorer went from an idea to the series.