Here's another fun family home evening activity idea that our kids love. We use old, small throw pillows to have a small scale family pillow fight. We call it 'pelting with pillows' and it usually lasts about 10-15 minutes.
Photo by Danpape
You can make different rules to make things more or less intense as your family's needs change. We usually say the pillow has to leave your hands before it hits the other person, which keeps it fairly mellow. To make it even more mellow, only allow two handed throws which prevents really hard flinging. Or if you have big kids, just go wild and use full-size pillows.
We all have a blast, although sometimes I have a hard time remembering the rules :).
Posted by Elizabeth Jr