Tuesday, April 23, 2013

10 silly things to do with your kids today.

ten fun things to do with kids to have a great day


It is so easy to get caught up on the road of being a 'good' parent. The path to being a responsible adult is filled with do's and don'ts and things that you should avoid for the benefit of your children.

Most of those things are not much fun.

Today I have a list of 10 things for you to do.

Things you probably don't do often enough, but sometimes life is for saying yes. With or without kids, there is something on this list you can do today.


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1 - Get out an ink pad or some paints and get the handprints and footprints of everyone in the family. Use a scrap book, a photo album, some scrap paper. Make them into cards for people or throw them in the bin. Don't get all fussy about how messy it gets or worry about what you are doing it for.

2 - Drive home from school pick up a different way and stop at a park. Tell the kids they can play until THEY are ready to go. Be prepared, this might be quite some time, but if you don't take snacks and drinks they will be ready to go sooner. Have a go on the swings yourself or try even harder, see if you can get across the monkey bars.

3 - Place a marshmallow or some chocolate chips on everyone's dinner plate and refrain from saying "Eat Your Veggies First."

4 -  Watch a movie together. On a school night.

5 -  Eat dinner on a blanket on the lounge room floor.

6 -  Read at least two extra stories at bedtime - their choice.

7 -  Dance as a family in the kitchen when you are preparing dinner. Music loud, dance moves bad, smiles big. (This can also be better than going to the gym, dancing burns lots of calories)

8 - Jump in the car and head to a drive thru and get everyone a soft serve ice cream.

9 - Make a tent under the kitchen table,  sit in there too and talk to your kids - do not take your smart phone in there with you.

10 -  If it's raining where you are, go splash in those puddles, kick water at the kids, they will be so shocked. It won't hurt any of you to get a little wet. It might make you laugh a lot.



What other silly things have you been throwing into the mix lately.



19 comments:

  1. We've been having random picnic lunches on the lawn lately, and the other night we bundled up the kids in their pjs and went out for dessert. Great post!

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    1. That is an excellent idea too Averil. I think we might do that this week too. It's been so long since we did that I would have to look up a place to actually go that does nice cakes.

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  2. Love this! Sometimes I just drop everything and dance with A, just to make her laugh.

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    1. There is little in life that is better than a good dance!

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  3. I need this Claire. We get wrapped up in stuff sometimes don't we. This is just what we need!

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  4. Love it. We had a surprise picnic in the lounge room after dinner the other night. Some treats, some dip and biscuits. Our daughter was SO excited!

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  5. If trying #2 make sure mummy doesn't need to go to the loo. Fail by me when I had to hurry mr 3 up after only 5 mins at the park. #preggobladder Kerri

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    1. Oh dear - maybe you need to pick the bigger parks that have a public toilet close by - we have some new ones where everything is automatic, can hardly work out how to go to the toilet!

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  6. Awesome post. Am working through the list from today! Am about to undertake item 7 shortly followed by item 5 :)
    Cheers Sara

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    1. And the song choice is??? Proud Mary is a favourite here.

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  7. Funny how we do all of the above regularly (except #9 which sounds awesome, gotta try that soon). We also do a lot of hide-and-seeking in our home, dress-ups and cooking and baking where everyone is allowed to make a mess. :)

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  8. I love this list Claire! Especially the dancing one :) Will have to get started on #1 while my 6 month old still has tiny fingers and toes!

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  9. Love these Claire. I'm feeling inspired to do #5 tonight - mess be buggered! :)

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  10. I'm happy to say we do most of these things (the ones that don't involve soft serve ice cream at least) on a regular basis so my kids must think I'm the coolest mum EVER. Bless their innocent little socks. Great list!

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  11. Such a simple yet great idea. Thanks for sharing these. I'm keeping them to do sometime next week.

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  12. Good list.. especially for term time! There's been much tickling going on in our house lately. Some very, very naughty hands prowl around and they just will not stop the tickles. Hello via the Rewind.

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  13. Great list. I am not fun at the moment - too many things to do. But I'm taking notes. Thanks for Rewinding.

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