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12 Simple Ways to Make Every Day Fun

When you want to make someone’s day special, all it takes is a little imagination. No matter what your budget, you can put a smile on your kids’ faces with just a few small surprises.


1. Tuck a few new pencils in your kids’ pencil bags. Choose their favorite designs for a fun surprise they’ll discover at school.


Stickers 2. Say it with stickers! From silly sayings to funny faces, there are so many ways to share a smile with a few small stickers.


3. Dress up after-school treats with cute candy pieces on top of pudding cups or cupcakes.


4. Give them a balloon! Just for fun, tie a balloon to your kids’ chairs when it’s time for dinner.


5. Have a scavenger hunt. Write simple clues for kids to follow and find small prizes you’ve hidden around the house or yard.


Plush 6. Give them a plush pal. When it’s bedtime, surprise your kids with a new stuffed animal waiting on each of their pillows.


7. Challenge your kids to a bubble-blowing contest. Fill a candy jar with gumballs then see who can blow the biggest bubble.


8. Get out the sidewalk chalk. Let kids be creative or draw a game of hopscotch on the driveway.


Bandanas 9. Have a theme night dinner! Make it western, Italian or a Mexican fiesta. All you need are some hats, bandannas or maracas to dress up your table.


10. At your child’s next game, wear your team shirt and cheer them on with noisemakers or pom-poms.


11. Instead of an ordinary lunch, go to a local park and have a picnic complete with outdoor toys and games.


12. Put on an art show. Turn a blank wall into a gallery to showcase drawings and paintings your kids create. Make a special spot to showcase their latest addition.


For more inspiration, read Fun Ways to Spend Time Together As A Family