50 Ways To Spend Labor Day Together

Why do they call it Labor Day?? After enjoying a really lazy weekend already, this morning my family has slept in, sipped our coffee, and had a FaceTime chat with family–no labor here! Okay, so we are actually planning on spending the rest of our day packing up to move in a couple of weeks so our lazy weekend is coming to a close. Looks like we will be spending the holiday working after all!

But if you aren’t looking to work this Labor Day, here are 50 last-minute fun ideas for family time if you are still looking for plans!

  1. Go on a picnic.
  2. Bake summery desserts to enjoy for the last few days of warm weather (or make popsicles!)
  3. Organize a scavenger hunt around your home or, even better, around town!
  4. Build an indoor fort.
  5. Build an outdoor clubhouse.
  6. Go for a bike ride through the park.
  7. Invite friends and family for a barbecue.
  8. Play capture the flag.
  9. Go out and explore the Labor Day sales.
  10. Make a slip ‘n’ slide.
  11. Have a movie marathon of your favorite series or trilogy.
  12. Work a 1,000 piece puzzle, or everyone work a smaller one and have a race.
  13. Plant a garden.
  14. Go to a national park near you.
  15. Learn to play a new board game–or teach the kids!
  16. Go bowling.
  17. Host a video game tournament.
  18. Make a pancake breakfast–for dinner!
  19. Make your own bubbles.
  20. Watch old home movies.
  21. Make a movie.
  22. Have an afternoon tea party.
  23. Go swimming.
  24. Go fishing.
  25. Teach the kids a useful skill, but make it fun!
  26. Visit nearby family.
  27. Host a talent show.
  28. Update your family photo–take a goofy one, too!
  29. Have a painting party.
  30. Set up an outdoor olympics.
  31. Have a family Bible study.
  32. Go to an arcade.
  33. Play kickball.
  34. Have a jam session or write a song together!
  35. Play charades.
  36. Go to a farmer’s market and try something new.
  37. Have a corn hole tournament.
  38. Take a trip to the mountains.
  39. Take a trip to the beach.
  40. Play mini golf.
  41. Organize a game of ultimate frisbee.
  42. Work on a DIY together.
  43. Visit a museum.
  44. Go on a nature hike.
  45. Make homemade ice cream.
  46. Build a tree swing.
  47. Have a yard sale.
  48. Play baseball.
  49. Decorate the house for fall.
  50. Enjoy doing nothing at all!

How are you spending your Labor Day?



(Photo courtesy of euclidlibrary.org)

One thought on “50 Ways To Spend Labor Day Together

  1. Kelly says:

    Fun ideas! We took a nice drive to the mountains, had lunch, and meandered through a few shops. A fun, lazy Labor Day. Hope you had a great one.

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