3 Ways & 14 Reasons To Make Fun Happen With Your Kids Beginning National PI Day

Healthy families make fun together! I’m not saying that Mom needs to be a stand-up comic or that Dad needs to play tricks on the kids all the time, but I am saying that a home should be where fun, laughter, and celebrations are natural elements.

Healthy families make fun. I use the word “make” because fun doesn’t just happen. You’ve got to “make” it happen. One of the best ways to express love to your kids is to give them your time. And pulling the family together is a great way to promote a loving and healthy family!

Here are 3 Ways To Make Fun Happen With Your Kids:

  1. Slow Down.

Slow your life down if you want to have fun. Fun is usually the first thing to go in a busy schedule. We often say, “I’d love to do that but I’m just too busy.”

  1. Schedule Time To Play.

Get it on the calendar. If you can’t do it every week, do it every other week or once a month. Schedule it in. When our kids were at home, we had “Family Night” every Wednesday. Many times, the kids chose what we’d do, which meant we spent a lot of time at Chucky Cheese. Since our kids have moved out, we still make “Family Dates” a priority.

You can also plan surprises. Doesn’t that sound like an oxymoron? Put them in your calendar.  Plan them and make them happen. Fun doesn’t just happen, so make it happen. Today is National Pi Day, so why not have a make-your-own-pizza night or order in?

  1. Think, “Is There A Fun Way To Do This?”

Some of the normal everyday chores around the house, bedtime routine, brushing your teeth, etc… is there a fun way to do it?  Think of it and do it that way. Make fun.

14 Reasons To Make Fun Happen With Your Kids: 

  1. It creates memories that will last a lifetime.
  2. It is an opportunity to spend quality time together and strengthen family bonds.
  3. It promotes a sense of unity and teamwork.
  4. It allows for family members to learn from each other and share their unique perspectives.
  5. It is an exciting way to break up the monotony of daily routines.
  6. It provides an opportunity for families to explore new activities and hobbies together.
  7. It helps to build a sense of tradition and continuity.
  8. It allows for your child to showcase their creativity.
  9. It helps to build a sense of community within the family.
  10. It encourages healthy competition and sportsmanship.
  11. It provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate your child’s unique strengths.
  12. It promotes a sense of gratitude and appreciation for each other.
  13. It creates a sense of belonging and connection that helps your child feel supported and loved.
  14. IT IS FUN!


  • Chris Reed | Pastor to Parents | Saddleback Church

    Chris married his beautiful bride, Tina, in 1990. They have three wonderful adult children, Jacob, Kaylee, and Macie Joy. Chris began pastoring at a church in Los Angeles in 1995 where he was the Children’s and Student Pastor. He was the Executive Pastor of Student Ministries at John Maxwell's church in South Florida before he came to Saddleback in 2008 as our Pastor to 20s/30s. He has since served as Pastor to Singles and Pastor to Marriages. He is currently our Pastor to Parents leading the charge for all things Parents Ministry at Saddleback. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies and his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

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