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What are some activities that both parents and kids love?

Playing with your child is undoubtedly one the best ways to spend quality time. But, we all know how easy it is to get tired of the same old games that a child will want to play over and over. Here are some fun kids activities that you both can enjoy:

Make a bird feeder!
Kids love birds and will enjoy making this simple bird feeder.
First you need a clean empty plastic milk jug.
Cut out a square opposite the handle, making sure to leave a couple of inches at the bottom to hold the bird seed.
Tie a string around the neck of the jug to hang it.
If you’d like, you can decorate the outside of the bird feeder with paints or markers.
Add birdseed and hang the feeder in a place where you and your child can enjoy watching the birds eat.
You may want to go to the local library and check out a book on birds so you and your child can identify the birds that come to eat.

Become food artists!
You and your child can get creative using food such as cut up carrots, celery, or other fruits and vegetables. Just cut up some colorful food items, and arrange them into pictures. Make a clown, a train, even a house. Use other items like crackers, olives, cheese, and pretzels. Then, eat your art!

Bubble time!
Everyone loves bubbles no matter what the age. You can make your own bubble solution by adding one part dishwashing liquid with ten parts water. The secret to good bubble solution is to add a little glycerin or corn syrup. This makes the bubbles hold together longer. You can also use almost any open ended object to create the bubbles; plastic rings from can six packs, a plastic tube, or form a ring from wire (just make sure there are no sharp edges).

Go camping!
Not in the woods, in your living room! Kids love making tents from blankets or sheets. You can pretend you are camping in the forest or at the lake. Make sure to have a flashlight and sleeping bags to a real camping experience.

Creative clouds
On a day when the weather is nice and there are clouds in the sky, you and your child can lie on a blanket and watch the clouds. As the shapes change, tell each other what they look like. It can get pretty silly…I see a dog with a hat, or that’s a hippo jumping rope!

More questions

When your toddler is three years old, it’s a great time to start thinking about creating a family tradition that they will remember the rest of their life.
Parents who work all week struggle with how to best spend the time during weekend. Do you use the weekend to catch up on housework and running errands, or do you use the time to have fun with the kids?
Research has proven that when a child watches too much television, their imaginative and cognitive abilities are restricted and can alter their development.
A toddler’s playtime is an important aspect of his development. Through play, a child learns about his world and the people in his world. He also learns how to solve problems and overcome challenges both mental and physical.
Preschooler aged children are mostly very active get enough exercise during their normal daily routine.
Two year old children are very active and will usually get all the exercise they need from their normal daily play.
A three year old toddler will love any gift that allows them to use their imagination.
Learning is fun for a four year old. They are full of questions and curious about the world around them. So, take advantage of this time to teach your toddler some fun facts.
A three year old is full of questions and curious about the world around them. So, take advantage of this time to teach your toddler some fun facts.
A two year old is full of questions and curious about the world around them. So, take advantage of this time to teach your toddler some fun facts!



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