Theme Lunch Ideas
Color Me Fun:
Pick a color and make that the theme for lunch. For example, you can buy green tortilla wraps and fill them with lettuce, sliced avocados, and grilled chicken with a lime for garnish. For dessert, you can serve green Jell-O or mint chocolate chip ice cream. You can also add some flare to ordinary ingredients by using food dye to change or enhance the colors.
Have your kids wear clothes that match your theme color. And, what would a color-themed lunch be without some paint? Include painting as your lunchtime activity.
I’m Bored Jar
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And when the days get monotonous, Mom gets creative! That’s why I love our I’m Bored Jar ideas. They’re the perfect response when your children say, “I’m bored!”
Some of the ideas are fun—a nature hunt or creating an obstacle course; others will make your children think a bit more. In other words, there’s a chance they’ll reach into the “I’m bored” jar and find a way to get unbored that might not have been what they were expecting. That means they may be going to the “I’m Bored Jar” the rest of the year. So keep your days moving along, Mom. Try these 10 I’m Bored Jar ideas today!
5 Ways to Have Your Own Family Restaurant
The allure of eating out is big for kids. But, eating as a family at home can be fun, healthier, and less expensive too. Here are 5 ways to have your own family restaurant.
1. Name game.
Let your kids come up with a name for your family restaurant. Once they’ve chosen one, write the name on a chalkboard or have them make a sign you can hang somewhere in your eating area.
What is your child’s favorite board game? What do they like to play together as a family? What would they never get tired of playing? You can find out the answers to those questions and more using our fun Playing Talk Family Conversation Starters.
Great conversations with our kids happen most often when we spend relaxed time with them. Relaxed time is a bit tricky in this busy age. Give your child Kid Coupons to ensure you find time to spend together. Then wait for opportunities as you play, create, and exercise to have conversations that count.
20 Ideas for a Family Fun Night
Several years ago, a friend of mine told me about a tradition her family had. Every year her son spent one weekend with her sister and each time there would be no rules for the weekend. I loved the idea and started doing a No Rules Night once a year. The list of memories we have made during those nights is long. My kids talk about it all year and constantly ask when we are going to do the next one. It’s probably our favorite family fun night. Nights like that are what our kids will remember about their childhood.
A Fun Way to Bond With Your Kids at Bedtime
Pajamas are on, teeth are brushed, and nighttime prayers, recited. But there’s still time left before lights out. How your children spend bedtime can have an impact—a positive one, if they spend it with you. You can read books or sing songs or answer your kids’ deep, philosophical bedtime questions. Or, you can start a new tradition: storytelling. Starting a story and letting your son or daughter finish it is a fun way to spend bedtime with your kids. It fosters their creativity and gives them a reason to look forward to going to bed. Bond with your kids at bedtime tonight by using one of these prompts for bedtime stories.
Family Friendly Pranks
Want to get your kids excited and give them something fun to think about during their long summer days? Get them in on the family fun with these pranks. It is important to not offend people, so use discretion when deciding which prank to play on each family member. Dad is usually an easy and […]
Do you find it difficult to find time to talk, really talk, with your child? What if you spent just a couple of minutes every morning thinking about how to parent well and a couple of minutes every night talking to your child? We know from experience it would change your relationship with your child. […]
50 Things to Do this Summer
Summer is awesome… until you run out of things to do. It’s not that you’re just trying to fill time; you want to make memories, you want to spend time with your kids, and you want to have some fun. We have 50 ideas for things to do this summer that will keep a smile on your kids’ faces as well as your own. But don’t get overwhelmed with your many options of things to do in the summer, just pick a few to do. You can even use our printable summer bucket list to keep track of them!
3 for 1 Summer Ideas
3 for 1 summer fun is when you pack 3 special activities (they can be little activities) into 1 day. My children and I recently put some 3 for 1 summer fun ideas into action. Here’s how our day went: First, we chose an overall destination. We have a beautiful beach that’s just a little […]
Do you know you have a family tree? Family trees are interesting and fun and always growing. Once you make the tree, you will be able to remember how everyone is related. So what does your family tree look like?