My boys were the inspiration for this post. They’ve somehow duped me into thinking I’d like to spend more “quality time” with them. I don’t know how they managed it. Could be their irresistable smiles, the way they always sucker me into laughing at things I shouldn’t, or maybe it is just the plain and simple fact that they each have me wrapped around their little super fingers. I like them and that is that.
So I’ve compiled a few ideas we have tried or thought sounded fun and have put on the list of things to do. There are things to do WITH your kids and things that your kids can do on their OWN when YOU need a little precious time for YOU.
IF THERE’S SNOW ON THE GROUND, PLAY IN IT!
I’m not sure what girls usually dress up as… princesses???
But this is what MY family usually looks like…
If you’d like to get a bit more energy out in this game… have them run to the item they think the person is spying and touch it.
*Color With Them or Let Them Do It On Their Own
*Encourage Them to Write Their Own Stories
I was amazed at the new worlds existing in their little minds!
*Build a Fort With as Many Blankets and Pillows You Can Find, Go Inside and …
I’ll put in a BIG plug for this one. So many adventures to be discovered in a book. Endless fun.
Bring your favorite BOOK or SONG to life!
My boys love the Dr. Suess books…
Green Eggs and Ham
(make Green Eggs and Ham)
(We had one in the back yard- don’t forget your teddy bear!)
Do your kids have a few stories memorized? My sis-in-law had the brilliant idea to…
Make Home Movies of the Kids Acting Out These Fun Stories:
…complete with a few simple homemade costumes and Dad as the narrator.
If you don’t have enough kiddos for all the characters, get the cousins or neighbor kids involved.
My boys will watch “their movies” over and over.
Something we have started up again are…
I like to create our own and change the jobs periodically so they don’t get bored with them. I printed these out and then placed them in plastic sheet protectors so they could be marked with dry erase markers and erased at the end of each week, saving on paper.