Saturday, February 6, 2010

i found this on another blog today and I thought it was cute

40 simple ways to show your child love:

1}Take them to a movie they want to see.
2}Go on a treasure hunt (collect all the loose change around the house/car) together and then
make a trip to the arcade with your findings.
3}Take a long nature walk together, at their pace. Let them lead the conversation.
4}Find qualities about them that you genuinely love, and compliment them in front of others.
5}Frame a photo of the two of you, and display it in their room.
6}Put a few Hershey’s Hugs in one of their coat pockets, and Kisses in the other.
7}Play a game with them.
8}Let them win.
9}Make bath time special. Add lots of bubbles, colored soaps, maybe you could purchase a new
tub toy or let them play with things found around the house. I let my kids play with things like
colanders and funnels from the kitchen—they love it. Don’t forget to warm the towel!
10}Send them a handmade card in the mail with a coupon to go get ice cream with you.
11}Gather all the home movies that feature them as the “star” and have a movie night complete
with popcorn and treats.
12}Using blankets and chairs, or a card table, build a clubhouse together and have a picnic inside. 13}Read “I love you” books together.
14}Let them stay up past their bedtime with you and watch cartoon classics together.
15}Do a chore that is normally reserved for them.
16}Tuck an encouraging note inside their lunchbox.
17}Give them your full attention.
18}Tell them some of the ways they make you happy.
19}Make them laugh.
20}Laugh with them.
21}Make their favorite treat to welcome them home from school with.
22}Show them your joy when they arrive.
23}Ask for hugs and kisses.
24}Listen, and let them make their own decisions whenever possible.
25}Make them a coupon book filled with things they’d enjoy doing, or things they’d like to get
out of doing.
26}Take a day off from everything: work, household duties, technology, etc. and focus entirely
on them.
27}Cook together.
28}Write them a poem using the initials of their name.
29}Decorate their room for no reason.
30}Create a sign that lavishes them with praise.
31}Kidnap them from school and take them out for lunch.
32}Make home a fun place to be.
33}Make a treasure box from an old shoe box, fill it with “gold” (chocolate coins) and make an
official looking treasure map with clues for them to locate the hidden treasure with.
34}Go to the store and let them pick out all the ingredients to make banana splits. Make and eat
them together.
35}Wrap up in a warm blanket together and take turns making up stories to tell each other.
36}Make a list of things you love about them and put it on their pillow before bedtime.
37}Talk about what they did in their day at dinnertime.
38}Sit down together and write a list of fun activities to do in a day. Write each idea on small
slips of paper, roll up the papers and stick them inside balloons. Blow up all the balloons and
then pop one balloon at a time until you’ve completed all the activities.
39}Play back rub/tickle games—ie; Spider crawling up you back…
40}Make a CD with all their favorite tunes and have a dance party.

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