10 Ways to Make Today Magical

Happy Monday!  How can it be the start of another week already?  The end of summer is flying by!  Here’s ten ways to make the most of it before it’s gone!

1.  Hand out permanent markers and plain white socks, and let the kids make some fun feet!  Check out these cuties that Victoria made for Alex!

2.  Put out a box of all sorts of wonderful art materials you don’t always let the kids use and let them do anything they want with it.  Consider fun items like scrapbooking papers, glitter, glue dots, paint, cardstock shapes and feathers.  Then just let the mess (and magic) unfold.

3. Gather up an empty spray bottle and some essential oils or other favorite scents and help the kids make custom air fresheners.

4.  Help your child start a story stick.

5.  Try to conduct your entire family dinner conversation in song.

6.  Find a nearby sculpture walk or sculpture garden and tour it together.

7.  Invest in a small box or bag of fabulous chocolates or truffles and indulge in them with your child as a special treat.

8. Go find some milkweed pods, cattails or other magical bits of nature to throw up into the wind.

9.  Head to an ethnic store and see what sort of unusual foods and special trinkets you can find.  We headed to a wonderful Asian market last week and found darling little sauce dishes for 25 cents each, some wonderful sauces and some seaweed for a certain girl who loves the stuff.  We passed on this particular item though…

10. Mail your child a funny card.

And with that, chickadees, I’m off to catch up on some much-missed time in dream-land.

Have a magical week!



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6 responses to “10 Ways to Make Today Magical

  1. katherinemarie


  2. Alexis

    I LOVE all of your ideas! Being a Mommy is not always easy and at the end of the day I just want to know my kids are happy! Thanks for making me look often like the most wonderful spontanious Mama. Godspeed to you and yours!

  3. Vanessa

    I love your blog. I just wanted to add that milkweed is the monarch butterfly/caterpillar’s favorite plant. We found eggs and caterpillars on some in a field.

    • Thanks Vanessa! Yes, we know about milkweed and monarchs. We have a stand of milkweeds around our house and every year we raise caterpillars into butterflies and release them in the back yard. Talk about magical! 🙂

  4. I ummmm actually coincidentaly visit this article n I found it very innovative n really magical,i’ll definately try these magical steps.I have 3 baby boys.my 2nd boy is kinda playful child who startscrying wen it comes 2 study.he is 4 years old n know how to read n write alphabets but he didnt like 2 write.i hope u can guide me in this way coz im very stressed now a days as his skool results arent so good.

  5. Vicki

    I just came across this article and I love it! I will definitely be trying some of these way kids and will be reading more of your blog.

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