7 family-friendly activities and recipes for a week in 

Looking for fresh, new ways to make the most of more time at home? Here’s a look at 7 activities and their perfect food pairings to shake up your routine – without leaving the house. From playful and artistic to completely laid-back, here’s our game plan for staying in and savoring every moment.


End your Monday with a movie. Try watching something you’ve never seen before, turn off the lights, and create an in-home theater experience. The best addition to any movie night with the fam? Snacks, of course, starring our delectable Cheesy Tator Tot Baskets. They’re the perfect finger food for film watching. 


Just because you’re in for the night doesn’t mean you can’t have a proper Taco Tuesday. These Roasted Salmon Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Crema – with a side of chips and salsa – will really take your Tuesday up a notch! Mix up Our Favorite Margarita to add a splash of fun into your celebration. 


Spend an afternoon solving a puzzle or getting in touch with your crafty side. Your vacation scrapbook isn’t going to complete itself. When it’s break time, relax with a treat made from pantry staples like our No-Bake Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheesecake Cupcakes. What a sweet way to reward yourself for a job well done.


Celebrate Throwback Thursday the old-fashioned way – with a classic sleepover night. Gather the fam into the living room and create the ultimate blanket fort for cuddling and storytelling. We all know no sleepover is complete without baking Your Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. No matter how you like your cookies, we’ve got a variation you’ll love. 


The weekend has arrived and it’s picnic time! Grab an old blanket, bubbles for the kids, and get grilling. Take your family cookout to the next level with a Bayou-inspired Shrimp Boil. Check out 4 Ways to Spice Up Grilled Corn for a zesty side. Throw in a friendly game of tag and your picnic paradise is complete. 


Bring the spirit of a carnival to you with sidewalk chalk, face paint, and bubbles. A driveway fair is a great way to spend an afternoon. Draw a game of hopscotch, four square, or simply create art together. Don’t forget the concessions – these Waffle Corn Dogs will definitely bring that state fair feeling. 


Spend a relaxing day at the “beach” without leaving your house. A backyard beach day is a great time to get some fresh air, read a book, or play with the kids in the sprinkler. Cool off after all that fun in the sun with Frozen S’mores. It’s never too early for this summer favorite.  

Shipt delivers everything you need for fun and creativity at home. Try out these ideas for fun at home and delicious treats the whole family will love. Let us know which ones you tried in the comments below!

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