CHRISTMAS BUCKET...Kiddos unwrap a present every day in December with family activities.......write letters to Santa, make homemade ornaments, sort through toys to give to a shelter, go look at Christmas lights, Hot chocolate and toast before bed, Christmas movie and so on!
Valentine Star Gazing ~ If you have a truck or can borrow one, pack a picnic dinner and head for the mountains. Star gaze and enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day under the stars. It is an inexpensive and very romantic way to spend your evening with your valentine....I would love to do this if I had a valentine haha
Star gazing in style
500 Places to Take your kids before they grow up...
food coloring+water+spray bottle. instant activity in the snow way to decorate snowmen
supposed to be the best....This is the BEST BEST BEST play dough recipe you will ever find - I have used it for 8 years in my classroom. The kids absolutely love it. The recipe on this link is for a small batch - here is the classroom size batch, and we use a bit of baby oil in it as well to add a really smooth and soft texture. Parents rotate and bring us new play dough every week. The recipe: 4 cups water, 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, 4 teaspoons cream of tartar, food coloring. Combine ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the moisture is absorbed. Store in a covered container or Ziploc – does not need refrigeration. Add a bit of baby oil to get a softer texture.
"If only more people took time to do this for their children!!! "What I love is that each morning, Charlotte and Amelia rush to their envelopes to see what we've written. The notes are sometimes a simple observation of a charitable act or a quick drawing to make them laugh. I love that Charles and I force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children. It's my version of Oprah's gratitude journal." Awesome idea!
"What I love is that each morning, Charlotte and Amelia rush to their envelopes to see what we've written. The notes are sometimes a simple observation of a charitable act or a quick drawing to make them laugh. I love that Charles and I force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children. It's my version of Oprah's gratitude journal.
drive-in movie night in box cars
dye easter eggs with kool-aid (NEVER buying egg dye again!)
Mother & Child Mini Interview. Would be cute to do every year on your child's birthday. Put it in a binder with a letter to your dear one each year. Give them the binder when they are all grown up.
Toilet paper tube owls
break glowsticks in the bottles for lawn bowling at night... this is CUTE!
Fun (8 activities for toddlers that won't cost you anything).