Easy Ways to Surprise & Delight Your Children

by Amy on August 17, 2011

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My kids love a good surprise – how about yours? Since the baby days of peek-a-boo, I’ve loved finding little ways to add more smiles and giggles to our days.

As often as I can, I look for sweet, memorable, or unexpected things I can do for my kids. I feel like I shine as a parent when I make the everyday things special - these moments fill me up as much as they do for my girls.

So, here are a few ideas I have up my sleeve that I know will both surprise and delight my two girls. They are easy, frugal, and don’t require much more than my time. There are going to be lots of smiles around here!

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Kelly August 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

This is such a sweet post and reminder. Childhood is so fleeting and making small efforts to make it special and memorable is so important. I love all your ideas.

Amy August 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Thank you, Kelly!

Andrea October 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

All of these ideas are great! My husband and myself are trying to teach our son who is 4 the value of money and sharing! We have been recycling cans and bottles for a while now. I told my husband it would be a great idea if we started letting our son save the cans (recycle) them all year, so at the end of the year he can cash them in for money to buy Christmas gifts for whoever he wants to get a gift! He loves this and is so excited to cash in all his drink cans that he worried so hard to collect:)!!

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