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I love having a large family with lots of kids but sometimes it can be hard spending one on one time with each of them everyday. I want my kids to grow up and feel special and know that I love them each for who they are. I have come up with some fun ways to show your kids you care and let them get the special attention they deserve!! Ideas that are as easy as giving kids cards to taking them on a special date! Any thing you take the time to do will be important to them. #kidscards
Here are all of girls and I. They range in age from 3 to 11. Here are some of the ways we like to make each of them feel special!
Highs and Lows: At the dinner table we go around the table and each person gets to tell the best thing about their day and the worst. They each have the whole families undivided attention when it is there turn. They love having everyone focus on them and it is their favorite dinner time activity.
Stay up Late: This is something a friend told me about years ago and it is awesome!! Every night you let one kid stay up 30 minutes later than everyone else and they get one on one time with a parent to play a game, talk, craft or work on a project they want help on. It is a fabulous way to get special time with your child and really makes them feel important!
Date Night: I know we all love our date nights but I am talking about dating your kids! This can be as simple and inexpensive as you want it to be. Some ideas are going to the library and playing the computer or putting together a puzzle with your child, playing at the park, taking a hike, going out to ice cream, taking a craft class, going bowling, going shopping, or going to a movie. We try to take each kid out on a date once a quarter and we rotate something inexpensive with something a little bit more pricey. My kids love it and look forward to their turn!
Card or special note: This one is so much fun and really doesn’t take a lot of effort. I like to leave them notes or cards in their backpacks, under their pillows or tucked in a book they are reading. The kids love the notes of encouragement and it always puts a big smile on their face.
Hallmark makes it super easy with their Hallmark Card Rewards Program that gives you points for every 5 cards you buy. With 5 girls points add up quick! Hallmark makes it even more fun with the new Hallmark Poster Cards for kids.
I went to my favorite store which I happen to be at every other day it seems Walmart. #CollectiveBias
They have a great selection of Poster Cards for kids! The cards all have fabulous messages and sayings that worked great for making your kids feel special!!
I got one for each of my girls even though my three year old can’t read I knew she would be crushed if she didn’t have one.
They are just too cool!! I loved watching their faces as the unwrapped their cards. I gave each kid their card separate so that they wouldn’t know what was coming. It was so fun and I am pretty sure their next card or note will be a huge let down after this!
I would love to hear ways that you make your kids feel important and special!! Please share:)
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Becca Duvall Matlock saysAugust 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm
Your kids are so blessed. Love you – Aunt Becca
Nicole Elliott saysAugust 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm
I love that you got one for each of your girls–it looks like they LOVED them! #client