10 More Ways to Bless Your Child

I read this post recently: 200 Ways to Bless Your Child with a Happy Childhood, and loved it.

It includes a long list of simple ways to have fun with your kids, like:

  • Build forts
  • Let them jump in piles of clean laundry
  • Have staring contests
  • Make a refrigerator box rocket and fly to Mars for dinner with them
  • Go to their teddy bear tea parties

I’m adding nine more . . . will you share one, too?

1) Let them squeeze fresh juice and drink it all.

Squeeze_Orange_Juice

2) Fill a tub with salt and let them play.

Salt_Tub

3) Make clothespin people. Give them names.

Clothespin_People3

4) Let them dance in the rain. Join them.

Jack_Rain

5) Drive a car cart at the grocery. Make car sounds as you go.

Car_Cart

6) Bake cookies. Use sprinkles.

Cookies

7) Make their breakfast into a funny face. Make yours into one, too.

Breakfast_Face

8) Make funny faces at each other.

Faces

9) Bake a pie for someone special. Let them decorate it.

Decorate

10) Do you have one more to add? What simple things have you done this summer that your child (and you!) will cherish forever?

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4 Responses to 10 More Ways to Bless Your Child

  1. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise July 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    I really loved your post Marie, I read it with my kids and we read the 200 suggestions as well and made our own list
    Thank you for the inspiration

    • Marie Saba
      Marie Saba July 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

      Thank you for the comment! I hope you and your kids have a fun day doing simple little things together :)

  2. abby July 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Love the things you do, Marie. We do a lot of the same things. Our kids would be good playing together! We have made homemade play-doh, had an indoor lemonade stand in January ;), searched for bugs, made puppets…you are right, the simplest things end up being the most fun. If your kids are like mine, they just want you to play with them and do the things that they like to do. I think that’s the best way to connect with them and, in turn, bless them! :) Thanks for your post! xo.

    • Marie Saba
      Marie Saba July 31, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      Thanks for the note Abby! I wish I could remember better what you and me and Sara P used to do when we were kids — because I know we had a lot of fun :) Yes, play-doh! How could I forget?! I will add that to our to-do list. Love the puppet idea, too! Yep, your kids sound a lot like mine; if we just all sit on the floor and play with whatever, they are happy! Thanks again for the comment :)

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