Get Your Family Competitive this Summer

07.15.19

Challenging someone to a friendly competition can be a lot of fun. It’s also a great way to bring your family together! Here are some of our favorite ideas.

Trivia Night

There are many places, such as the Mellow Mushroom, that hold family-friendly trivia nights. Pit your family’s brainpower against other teams – and enjoy pizza or other treats at the same time!

Bowling

Split your family into two teams and bowl your way to glory. If you really get into it, you can make your own team bowling shirts!

Miniature Golf or Disc Golf

Depending on the age of your children, you could challenge them to disc golf or miniature golf.

Hold a Readathon

If your family isn’t into sports but loves to learn, a Readathon may be in order. Challenge your family members to read as many books as possible.

Escape Room

There’s nothing like working as a team to bring people together. You’ll be working against the clock to ‘escape’ the room. There are different levels of difficulty available, depending on the ages of your children.

Set a Run/Walk Family Goal

Have you ever dreamed of completing a half-marathon? Why not downgrade your goal (just for this summer) and set a family goal of doing a 5k or 10k together?

Board Game Night

Start a tradition of playing board games once a week. Gather around the table, roll the dice, and see who has bragging rights at the end of the evening.

Tennis

Tennis is excellent exercise for the mind and body, and if you have four people, you can play doubles together.

Neighborhood Olympics

Hold your own neighborhood Olympics and train for it! Plan your activities and invite your neighbors to compete. It’s a fun way to get fit and bring lots of friends together.