Children’s day has always been something we celebrated in school and that tradition continues with my son too. It has meant going to a carnival organised by his school and nothing more than that. However, this year I have been thinking of ways to surprise him with something without spending too much money yet making it special. I always wanted him to grow up fast when he was a toddler and now I’m holding on to the few years l have left before he goes in to his teens when I can still do things which he might not roll his eyes for. So here are few things that can be done –
Sleepover with the best friend – My son hasn’t done too many sleepovers but imagine the excitement if your child’s best friend shows up at the door and announces the sleep over. Yes, it would mean they will be up till late in the night but then that’s the whole fun. If Children’s day is a weekend, great. If not, do it the weekend before that.
Baking/cooking – In my last article (read here), I had shared how saying yes to baking with my son not only made him really happy but also brought along some subtle changes in him. Children love the idea of measuring, stirring and decorating. Yes, it’s going to be a bit messy, so be it 🙂
Piggy bank – It’s never a bad idea and it’s never too late for one. Nothing better than making it for them rather than buying.
Hide little treats in pockets – The surprised reaction/smiles on their faces when they feel their favourite Cadbury’s dairy milk in their pockets in the middle of the park play, I can only imagine will be absolutely priceless. Or a box of Five Stars in the cabinet where they keep their school books 😊
Gift them a plant – And make them responsible for nurturing it. I had once gifted made my son responsible for a plant which is thriving for the last two years and the sense of pride I see in his eyes is beautiful.
Gaming parlour/bowling alley/art and craft class – Or any other place you have been resisting taking them to. I don’t like indoor gaming places one bit and I feel that this one time I might just give in and make him happy.
Subscriptions to Magazines – I haven’t tried this till now but i remember how I used to look forward to my monthly copy of Tinkle. So, time for to get the subscription of National Geographic Kids or Lego Club or may be both. I would love to add more to this list, so do share add any ideas that you might have on the comments section.