Since I mentioned, down below, the things all kids should do, I thought I would post them. I will admit, I don't know where I got this, or who I stole it from; also, I have taken out the ones I don't want MY kids doing! Some of these are great. Where are we going to find fireflies in the desert?? Hmm, Could we change that to "tarantulas", or maybe "scorpions"?
Make mud pies.
Splash in a big rain puddle.
*Play tag in the dark with flashlights.
*Go camping in a tent.
*Make homemade taffy.
*Experiment to churn butter in a mayonnaise container.
*Catch fireflies in a mayonnaise jar.
*Ride in a rowboat.
*Skip rocks on a pond.
Swing on a tire swing.
Play in the rain. * Climb a tree! *Play in the sprinkler.
*Tend to plants and/or animals.
Make "tents" with blankets over furniture. * Tumble and wrestle with Daddy.
Swim. (Just for fun, not lessons or swim team.) *Have dessert for dinner!
*Have popcorn for dinner.
Help dad wash the car. *Go fishing with daddy.
*Fly a kite.
*"Camp" out in the back yard.
*Catch snowflakes on their tongues, and make snow angels.
Get DIRTY!!!! * Make cookies (or bake anything) - letting the kids do the measuring of course.
*Put on a play.
*Put on a puppet show.
*Horse back ride.
*Hay ride (or sleigh ride).
*Lots of crafty stuff.
*Own and take care of a small pet.
Slide down a steep hill on a cardboard box.
*Eat cotton candy and candied apples.
*Go to the county fair.
*Go fishing using homemade poles.
*Make a visit to the Ice Cream man who drives around your neighborhood.
*Riding bikes through puddles and then washing the bikes.
*Go to the circus.
*Play with a kitten.
Wade in a creek. *Make homemade popsicles.
Go to the zoo. * Ooh and ahh over fireworks. .
*Catch lightning bugs, crawdads, crickets, tadpoles and other "critters."
Dance in the rain. * Blow bubbles. * Play in the mud. * Plant flowers and seeds.
Play with squirt guns and water hoses.
Sing in the car, making up silly songs. *Fishing and camping with Daddy and Grandpa.
Have an imaginary friend.
*Make dandelion wishes.
*Eat flowers (ever taste a tiger lily?).
*Face paint clowns and put on our own circus.
Go to the fair, eat cotton candy and ride the carousel.
*Watch a sunrise, and a sunset.
Watch the full moon rise.
Find cloud "pictures".
Look at the stars.
Act goofy and silly whenever possible. * Laugh A LOT.
Crack the egg into the batter and stir (even at the risk of dropping your best bowl and breaking it). * Comb mom's hair (even if they make tangles). *Make a gingerbread house (even if the gumdrops never make it on the fence).
Pray for friends in need (even if it sets you back 25 minutes in starting school).
*Help paint anything.
*Go to work with Dad (even if he has the night shift and does not get home until 1:30a.m.)
Have your attention (even if you have a deadline). *Run ahead of you on a backyard hike (even if you want to hold their hand for the gazillionth time).
Draw another picture (even if you want that paper for yourself). * Have the last cookie (even if it's your special treat). *Eat butter and jelly on saltine crackers!
*Sit under a tree while you read them a chapter book from cover to cover.
Ride a seesaw.
Roller skate. *Spend hours in the woods exploring God’s world.
Dance and just be silly!* Tumble down a hill* Drink from a water hose*Have a weenie roast
Make S’mores*Go on a treasure hunt
*Write messages in secret code
Build a sand castle
*Have a lemonade stand
Draw pictures with colored chalk on the driveway* Collect seashells
*Find a stick and pretend it's a sword or play cops and robbers
*Make a fort under the kitchen/dining table
*Eat cake with your hands
*Chew bubble gum and blow a really big bubble and then peel it off your face
*Jump on your bed
*Squish mashed potatoes out of your mouth (ONCE!)
We have a few to work on, but having a list helps!