Holidays and special occasions are a time for families to come together and create lasting
memories. In this blog, we’ll explore 23 fun and heartwarming traditions you can start with your
family. These traditions will help you connect, share, and truly be in the “PRESENT” moment,
which means giving the gift of your time and being fully engaged in the moment right in front of
What Is Tradition?
Tradition is like a special way of doing something that families repeat because it makes them
happy. It’s like a special family recipe that you cook together again and again. These family
traditions can be like little gifts of joy that you give to your family. Let’s dive in and discover how
these traditions can bring smiles and laughter to your family.
- Weekly Movie Night
Choose a day of the week, like Friday, and have a movie night together. Pop some popcorn,
snuggle up with cozy blankets, and enjoy a fun family movie. You can take turns picking the
movie each week!
- Build a Family Fort
On a rainy or lazy day, build a super cool fort in the living room. Use pillows, blankets, and
cushions to make it cozy. You can even read books or tell stories inside your fort.
- Game Night
Set aside a special night for board games, card games, or puzzles. Invite your siblings and
parents to join in the fun. You’ll have a blast competing and laughing together.
- Cooking Adventures
Explore the kitchen with your family by cooking new and delicious recipes. Try making
homemade pie, baking cookies, or your favorite dinner dish together. Don’t forget to enjoy your
- Nature Walks
Take a family walk in the park or woods to discover the beauty of nature. You can look for
interesting leaves, stones, or even insects. It’s a great way to learn about the outdoors.
- Storytime Snuggles
Before bedtime, have a special story time with your parents. They can read you a book or make
up a story. It’s a cozy and heartwarming tradition.
- Community Project Together
Pick a project that your family can work on together to make your community a better place.
Whether it’s cleaning up a park or helping at a local shelter, it’s a great way to give back.
- Family Picnics
On a sunny day, pack a picnic basket with your favorite snacks and head to a nearby park.
Enjoy your lunch in the great outdoors. Don’t forget to bring a frisbee or a ball to play with!
- Family Photo Album
Create a family photo album together. Print out your favorite annual pictures and make a special
book full of memories. It’s like making a treasure chest of moments.
- Kindness Calendar
Make a kindness calendar with good deeds to do each day. You can help your parents with
chores, share toys, or be extra nice to your siblings. It’s a great way to spread love.
- Shopping for Children and Families in Need
During the holidays, go shopping together as a family to buy gifts for children and families in
need. It’s a wonderful way to teach your kids about generosity and kindness.
- Pajama Breakfast
Pick a morning to have a special pajama breakfast. Stay in your cozy PJs and enjoy pancakes,
waffles, or cereal. It’s like having a sleepover at home!
- Superhero Day
Choose a day to become a superhero as a family. Create your superhero names, make capes,
and go on imaginary adventures to save the day.
- Memory Box
Decorate a special box and call it your :Memory Box.” Whenever you have something amazing
happen, like a ticket stub, a drawing, or a cool rock, put it in the box. Your family can open it and
relive those moments.
- Story Swap
Have a “Story Swap” night where each family member takes turns making up a story. It can be
as silly or adventurous as you like.
- Family Gardening
Plant flowers or vegetables in your backyard or pots on your windowsill. Taking care of plants
and watching them grow is a wonderful way to bond with your family.
- Leave Love Notes
Write little notes of love and encouragement for your children and hide them in their lunchboxes,
under their pillows, or in surprise places. It’s a tradition that will make them smile.
- Family Science Experiments
Try simple science experiments as a family. Make a volcano with baking soda and vinegar or
create colorful potions with food coloring. Science is super cool!
- Puzzle Challenge
Start a family puzzle challenge. Get a big jigsaw puzzle and work on it together, piece by piece.
It’s a fun way to cooperate and solve problems.
- Outdoor Adventure Day
Choose a day to go on an outdoor adventure. It could be a hike, a bike ride, or exploring a new
park. Enjoy the fresh air and discover new places as a family.
- Homemade Pizza Night
Make your pizzas for dinner. Let each family member choose their favorite toppings and create
your personalized pizza masterpieces. Then, enjoy your delicious creations!
- Celebrate Un-Birthdays
On days when it’s not your birthday, celebrate “Un-Birthday” as a family. Bake a small cake or
share a special treat. It’s a reminder to celebrate life every day.
- Gratitude Circle
Before bedtime, gather in a circle and share something you’re thankful for. It can be as simple
as a sunny day or a kind friend. Expressing gratitude is a heartwarming way to end the day.
Starting fun family traditions is like creating your very own book of adventures and special
moments. These traditions are like secret ingredients that make your family bond stronger and
bring joy to your hearts. So, choose the traditions that make you smile and have loads of fun
Have any special traditions to share with the community? We’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below or send us an email!