Tuesday, January 17, 2012

10 More Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them

I posted 10 easy and inexpensive ways to show your kids you love them last week and thought I would share a few more ideas.

  1. Put a fortune cookie in their lunch, but exchange the fortune for one you write.
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  3. Say it with a picture.  Put a family picture in their pocket and write, "We love you!" on it.
  4. Use window markers to leave them notes on the car window or bathroom mirror.
  5. 10 easy ways to show your kids you love them  
  6. Go eat lunch with them at school and take something special to eat, like pizza!  Even if you work, it's so worth taking a lunch hour here and there to do this with them.  You get to see who their friends are and hear what they talk about without seeming intrusive.  Little J loves, loves, when I stop by for lunch.
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  8. Plan a family night.  It can be as simple as dinner and a movie...you just need to eat and watch with them!
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  10. Plan individual dates with each child.  Amy at Let's Explore did a pack of dates for her girls for Christmas.  I loved this idea!  We're fortunate to have grandparents nearby, so when Daddy has one kiddo and I have another, the third one gets one on one time with the grands. We're planning to do this for one rotation, so 3 different times, and see how everyone likes it.
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  12. Purchase a big box of Crayola 96 crayons.  Remove all the crayons in the shades of your child's favorite color and put them in a small bowl.  Sit and color with them with just those crayons.  Sassyfras loves pink and red, Juiciness and Little J loves purple.

  13. Give them a back rub. 
  14. Leave a note or picture on their bedside table to see in the morning. 
  15. Let them teach you something.  They all have special interests and talents.  Take some time to let them tell or show you what they are. 
And one last one...just simply have fun with them!

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Liz said...

Such nice and sweet ideas

Amy@Let's Explore said...

Another great list of simple things that kids will adore!

Thanks for including our Year of Dates post. :)

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Those are wonderful ideas. Your kids are so well loved!

Anonymous said...

What a great list of ideas!! I love the color w/ their favorite color idea!!

lindsy said...

thank you. I love this!

Cindy Bultema said...

What a great list! Thanks for sharing! Think I'll try your fortune cookie idea this week. Love it!
Cindy :)

Ticia said...

You know the best thing is I could use the same box of 96 crayons for all 3 kids, they each have picked different shades. Though, I don't think there's be as many shades of yellow as there is of blue or pink/red.

MiaB said...

What great heartfelt activities. I love the idea of sorting the crayons of their favorite color. My daughter would love that..she loves the color purple and would enjoy coloring with only purple :) Would like to invite you to share this with us at Sharing Saturday - http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/01/sharing-saturday-3.html

Have a great weekend,

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

You have such sweet ideas! Your kids must feel VERY loved =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
Beth =-)

Carrie said...

What wonderful ideas!! You are definitely showing your kids some great love! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Unknown said...

Love this one just as much as the other post! I especially like how after number 10 you added "just simply have fun with them". I think that's something as parents we sometimes forget because we get so wrapped up in life! I found your blog via pintrest & honestly, I'm not. Big blog reader (prefer to write my own), but I'll be following you're blog for sure!!! You seem to have a similar way of thinking about your kids as I do for my autistic little princess! Thanks for yet another awesome post!!!