Scheduling play dates for your kids is the perfect way to let them burn off some extra steam while also getting a chance to develop some valuable social skills with other kids. They can also provide a great opportunity to make new mom friends while your kids play.
The only thing that would make this play date better is if mom can also find a way to enjoy it. Here are some play date ideas to consider:
Each child can be given premade gingerbread dough that they can have a blast molding and shaping into their own gingerbread man. Provide extra goodies like chocolate chips and icing so they can get creative with their cookie creations. While the cookies are baking, you can even keep the theme going with a Christmas story or movie.
Once finished, not only will the kids enjoy the decorating and eating aspects of the whole process, but now you have a whole tray of gingerbread cookies to keep in the house for the holiday season.
You may be wondering how a child could possibly like the idea of grocery shopping for a play date.
Well, most kids like to pretend they are adults and are allowed to do the same things we can. If you pitch it right, kids will love the idea of being able to grocery shop for the family.
For moms, this play date is killing two birds with one stone; you can get your grocery shopping done for the week while also getting the supplies necessary for an awesome play date. Once the food items are returned home and the kids are together, they can take turns playing cashier and loading their cart/bag with goodies.
This play date idea will appeal to the kids who love playing dress-up, or are just your average mini superhero to be. Moms will love this idea because if timed right, she can get Halloween costume shopping out of the way early on.
Visiting your local Halloween store to purchase clearance costumes will allow you to gather all the materials necessary for the children to dress up as superheroes. All that’s really required is a bunch of different capes, masks, and accessories to make for a couple interchangeable costumes.
Once the kids are all dressed up, you can even throw in a few extra “training” activities. Walking over a balance beam or target practice with silly string are some great ideas that they’ll love.
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