January fun days are brilliant ways to spend quality time with your kids. With just a bit of preparation and planning, you’ll be having a blast with your kids with these simple activities.
Ideas & Inspiration for Enjoying January Fun Days with Kids
The stroke of midnight on the thirty-first ushered in not just a new year, but a brand new decade, too.
New beginnings, fresh starts, and the opportunity to create a wealth of warm memories with loved ones each day on the calendar.
Whatever resolutions you’ve made and possibly already cast aside, I pray that a top priority will always be family. Create lasting memories of quality time spent together and fashion fun adventures to treasure.
Read books, play board games, and build forts in the den. Cook new recipes, go hiking, and paint pictures.
Watch old movies, chase fireflies, and watch scampering squirrels.
Roast marshmallows, meet new friends and hang out with older ones.
Help someone in need, volunteer as a family, write songs, and race sticks in a stream.
Make each day with family a day to celebrate those you love. Try out a few of the zany, but real, January fun days below to make every day a holiday!
National Puzzle Day – Put together a puzzle as a family. Purchase one with the appropriate number of pieces for your family size and ages and let the fun begin.
Spend a rainy afternoon completing the puzzle in its entirety or work on it in bits and pieces before bedtime until you’re finished. Be sure to tell your kids that they are a perfect “fit” for your family!
State Plates 400 Piece Family Jigsaw PuzzleBuffalo Games – Follow Your Nose – 300 Large Piece Jigsaw PuzzleRavensburger -World Landmarks Map – 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids – Every Piece is Unique, Pieces Fit Together PerfectlySongbirds 500 Piece, Family PuzzleGalison Rainbow Popsicle Puzzle, 500 Pieces, 20Buffalo Games – Delightful Donuts – 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
National Smith Day – Supposedly, this holiday commemorates the birthday of one of the country’s first Smiths and early settlers, English Captain John Smith of the Jamestown colony.
According to an article in a Seattle newspaper a bit ago, the 1990 Census showed that more than one percent of the population shared this last name.
Where does your family name originate? Research your family history and find your origins. Create a family tree on a sheet of posterboard and choose one person per night from the list as the focal point of your prayer time.
National Polka Dot Day – Go all out with all things dots.
Wear polka dots and create a polka dot painting. Dip round objects into paint and print on poster board or art paper. Use items like empty thread spools, a sliced potato or orange or empty and clean food containers.
Then, end the celebration with a dotted buffet. Eat cut strawberry rounds, sliced carrot coins, blueberries, orange slices, and zucchini bites to name a few. Use a biscuit cutter to cut a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a “dot” for lunch, and have a donut hole for dessert.
National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day – Update your wardrobe and give to those in need by celebrating this unusual holiday.
Gather several gently-used outfits for each person in the family and take them with you to donate to a second-hand or
thrift shop. After you drop off the donation, purchase a new outfit for each family member from someone else’s donated, gently-used clothes.
Bean Day – Work together in the kitchen to make a pot of bean soup.
Use ham bits and a ham bone, a favorite bean, and seasonings to concoct a delicious winter meal. Plenty of recipes abound online. While the soup is simmering, read one of the many versions of Jack and the Beanstalk and then create your own version of a magic bean story.
A fresh, new calendar contains lots of empty spaces just waiting to be filled with family memories. Fill the first year of the new decade with family fun, adventure, creativity and lots and lots of hugs and kisses. Happy New Year!