1. Make your child a thank you card for being so wonderful.
2. Watch the sunset together.
3. Eat supper in a strange room, even on the floor
4. Play charades together as a family.
(Which reminds me of one of my favorite kid stories– My friend Tiffany played with her family and her young daughter lay on the floor absolutely still. Everybody guessed and guessed but finally gave up. The little girl triumphantly shouted “I’m a sandwich!”.)
5. Make a fort out of couch cushions, sheets or boxes– you climb in too.
6. Take your little one’s hand or foot and stamp prints in paint as decoration on a window sill, around a bathroom mirror, or on a piece of furniture. Write the date somewhere with her age.
7. Write a picture book together! Illustrate it during art time throughout the week.
8. Try circus tricks together. See if you can juggle, balance a ball on your nose or walk a “tightrope” on the floor.
9. Have a tea party. Let your child be the host. Cut sandwiches with cookie cutters for tea sandwiches.
10. Tell the kids that today is hundred kisses day. Pick a sound, and every time you hear that sound all day you have to drop what you’re doing and find your kids and give them 20 kisses loudly on their heads, bellies, knees or whatever you can grab. At the end of the day if you haven’t heard the sound enough times to equal 100 you have to finish all the hundred kisses. You can pick a word too– for instance any time anybody on TV says car then you give kisses.