One of the best things about kiddos is their love of play. And with so many board games and activities to choose from, there's no shortage of entertainment to be found. Between the DIY fun and in-store options, the only real decision you'll have to make is whether you'll put off that to-do list and join in on the action.
With this kid-safe tool kit, all they need is some leftover cardboard for plenty of construction game fun. (Bonus for you: No need to break down boxes yourself anymore!)
This game will have the whole family in hysterics — just add a can of whipped cream, and maybe keep some paper towels nearby.
This game is more than just fun: The 60 challenges included help build logic skills and incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), so you don't have to feel bad when they want to play for hours and hours.
With this tabletop version, kids can enjoy a classic sports arcade game without an expensive air hockey table taking up an entire room of the house.
Contrary to what the name suggests, this kid-appropriate version of Cards Against Humanity is a National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) winner. Bust it out at home, in the car, or at the in-laws to keep them entertained for hours.
This no-mess take on an egg-and-spoon race is a fun outdoor or indoor activity. Just try not to step on any Lego pieces that end up on the ground — ouch.
Get the tutorial at Little Family Fun.
Escape rooms are all the rage for adults, and kids 10 and up can get in on the fun at home with this guided kit.
The unique bean bags in this game are made from upcycled denim pockets filled with split green peas. The stars are painted on with acrylic paint, but kids could decorate their own for a crafty touch.
Get the tutorial at Chica And Jo.
If your kiddo can't get enough of the ultra-popular Fortnite video game, this Monopoly edition may just persuade them to put down the remote control and pick up the dice.
As seen on Ellen, this hilarious game has parents and kids trying to sound out phrases while wearing a dentist-esque mouthpiece. Drool is inevitable, but so are the laughs.
There's no map necessary in this pirate treasure hunt — just sand, digging tools, and of course, the booty. Pirate voices and costumes are optional, but strongly suggested.
Get the full tutorial at Make Life Lovely.
Perfect for younger kids (ages 4 and up), no one escapes this pup-tastic game without getting a little wet.
If you played Spoons as a kid, share the fun with your little ones with this intergalactic version.
Kids and adults alike will go wild for this larger-than-life version of the popular phone app.
Get the full tutorial at My 4 Misters And Their Sister.
For any dog-loving family, this bingo game is a great way to brush up on their breed knowledge.
These scary-cute bean bag toss boards also make for great party decorations and photo backdrops.
Get the full tutorial at Missy Ballance.
This creative game is a great way to get kids to tap into their imaginations. To play, they draw two yellow cards to determine the characters in their tale, then one blue card to frame their story with a wacky situation.
Back in the day, you may have licked a card and slapped it on your forehead to play this fun guessing game. But this version is a little more civilized (and sanitary), tasking kids to give clues about the cards on each player's headband.
With more than 576 cards to combine, this classic family game never gets old. (The junior version is perfect for kids age 9 and up, while the original Apples to Apples is great for kids over age 12.)
Kids and families can play this crowd-pleasing game anytime, anywhere — with or without the guided box version.