They run around like monkeys or cause trouble every now and then, but we know how much you love them – even if you don’t show it much.
After all, you’ve watched your kids grow up since they were tiny newborns. Their happiness is worth more than anything else in the world!
Other than pulling out a grand gesture on their birthdays, Children’s Day is the perfect time for you to show your love and appreciation for your little ones! Here are five simple things you can do on this special to bring a smile to your child’s face.
Dedicate some time for their favourite show
There’s never enough time to watch their favourite TV programmes on Weekdays – school and homework cling on like a leech.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have parents by their side as they giggle at the funny scenes or gush over their favourite characters! So, why not put aside time to make this special bonding time happen?
Be sure to record their favourite show beforehand – the programme for the day may not be what your child looks forward to. Want to make it extra special? Make the experience movie theatre-like! Grab some caramel popcorn, make your own root bear ice cream float and prepare some home-made movie tickets. They’re going to love this special treat and thank you with big hugs.
The fun doesn’t end there! Spend some time after the show talking with the kids about how they feel about the movie characters. Perhaps, even sneak in a couple of life lessons too. If you are the artsy sort, it’ll be fun doodling the characters on paper or making some thematic crafts together!
Grant them a wish
Birthdays aren’t the only time where you can be a genie – a magic trick every now and then will bring a precious smile to your little one’s face!
Don’t worry though – with Children’s Day coming up you can start getting ready for your next move. Has your child been eyeing a toy from the store? Or have they been wanting to visit a frog or goat farm? Surely after the many years of pampering and looking after them, there must be something that will score their hearts instantly!
No matter what wish they may have, it’s the perfect day to grant it.
Let them pick their menu for the day
It’s a known fact that some children can be picky eaters no matter the time of day. And struggling to feed them a balanced meal is tough work.
But just for this special day, make it an exception.
Allow your children to pick whatever they would like for the day. Whether it’s their favourite desserts or snacks, it’s fine to let them be the boss for one day – just keep a close eye, so they don’t go overboard.
Even if their request is dessert for breakfast straight up, give them some leeway. It could be some scrumptious banana bread or strawberry cupcakes; either way, let them pick it out! If you’re still worried that it might be a tad unhealthy then, by all means, make the baked treats on your own. You can twist the recipe around with wholewheat flour or organic fruits!
Give a handmade gift
Remember the times when your child was dashing to your side to hand you a stick drawing of you? Or how about that Art and Craft lesson in school?
We’re sure that you loved the adorable pencil holder with markings and decorations of your child’s affection.
Now, it’s your turn to do a little creative thinking and inventing of your own! That’s right; it’s time for you to get your hands dirty and dive into arts and crafts. How about making personalised family tees? It brings the whole family together and lets you strut around looking all adorable and united!
Throw a surprise party
Who doesn’t want to feel like a king? Or be on top of the world? We’re pretty sure your child would like to experience that feeling at least once in their lifetime.
But let’s not forget that there are others you can dedicate this special day to – their classmates and friends!
Call upon your local party planner and discuss how you can plan a party for all the kiddos – letting each and every one of them feel like a star. You could even decide on a particular theme such as an all-magic paradise; where you can bring in a magician for a spectacular performance!
Even jazzing up the party with a balloon landscape as décor and inviting a balloon sculptor to customise lovely balloon sculptures will get the kids leaping with joy. There’s still food catering, seating arrangement and other kinds of entertainment and activities you can add in! Better make a checklist so you don’t miss out on anything important.
Whoever said that birthdays are the only time to show your love for your kids are absolutely wrong!
Obviously, there’s no fixed place or time to do it and even better if you do it out of the blue. But then again, when they know you have something prepared for them on a special day, they are more than happy to welcome you!
So, go on and cracking – all that party planning ain’t going to get started without you. Put together an exciting schedule and commemorate this Children’s Day with your kids!