After Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, my preschoolers always ask, “But why don’t we ever get a special day!” And I’m here to tell you, August 11th is National Sons and Daughters Day.
Why not make the day special for your preschoolers!
Celebrate National Sons and Daughters Day
Begin by making special pancakes for your children. Kids adore eating pancakes in their favorite colors for breakfast. Just divide the batter into a couple of bowls, and add food coloring to turn the pancakes pink, blue, yellow, or green. You can swirl the colors together or cook up various colored pancakes to pile on the plates.
Believe me, your kids will be chatting about their rainbow pancakes for months.
Clean the Kitchen
Preschoolers love to wash dishes. And just because it’s National Sons and Daughters Day doesn’t mean you should slave away in the kitchen alone. Encourage your children to carefully wash dishes, wipe the table and counters, and put the syrup away.
The goal is to spend time with your children, not avoid the chores.
Play your preschooler’s favorite game after you’ve cleaned the kitchen. I don’t know about you, but my preschoolers love to spend the morning playing their favorite games with mommy. Sometimes it’s endless games of Candy Land. Other times we head upstairs for an imaginary game of Bionicles and Dinosaurs against the Cars. Did you know Bionicles can ride dinosaurs?
National Sons and Daughters Day is the perfect excuse to spend the morning playing games with your children
Lay Out the Tablecloth
Lay out the table cloth and set the table for lunch. Make a special atmosphere for your children on this, their day. Be sure to chat with your children as you eat about their favorite toys, their favorite books, and their friends.
You can even light candles to truly impress the kids!
Go to the Park
Head out to the park in the afternoon. The kids will love spending the afternoon running their energy off while you can relax and watch the kids play.
Perhaps you’ll even go down the slide a couple of times!
Celebrating National Sons and Daughters Day on August 11th is an excellent opportunity to focus on your relationship with your children for a day through a few simple activities.
How will you celebrate National Sons and Daughters Day?