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Mommy Daughter Date Ideas – Week 3
Some of these mommy daughter date ideas may be kind of “duh” or some kind of everyday thing, but if you put a new spin on them then you can keep them… fresh? Remember, these “dates” are just to keep interaction between you and your daughter. They don’t have to be fancy, just something to take at least 30 minutes to an hour out of your day to spend time with your little girl.
The Third 20 Mommy Daughter Date Ideas!
- Bake Together – This one can be super fun. I have tried periodically to bake with Alexis and get her into it with little luck. I feel like this is a good idea for girls who are 3 or older. Her sister is 3, almost 4 and likes to help bake. Alexis has helped me make dinner once for about 10 minutes and seemed to really enjoy it before she decided she had to go play. Get this Mommy and Me Bake Book for some great ideas, tips and lessons on what happens when you cook.
- Go for a walk/hike/bike ride – This is also an awesome way to promote exercise and healthy lifestyle. Alexis and I love going to the park and she always requests going walking on a trail so we “hike” up a small trail through the woods and she and I talk. I am making sure that I set a good trust foundation and try to bond with her as much as possible because I need her to know that she will always have her mom. That is the whole point behind these ideas, giving moms many many ideas of things to stay involved with their daughters before they turn 13 and want ‘nothing’ to do with mom.
- Do a Fun Science Experiment – As you have probably noticed from my post about the Laptop, I love to help Alexis learn. She herself loves to explore! So I think this would be an awesome thing to spend time with her. It can be totally cheap as well by using things around your home. My go-to place is Pinterest for anything like this. However, if you have a toddler I recommend trying some simple science experiments from Raising da Vinci’s 10 Easy Science Experiments. I can see Alexis being amazed by some of these and wanting to do them over and over!
- Host a Tea Party at Home – I can’t wait to do something like this with Alexis. When my grandmother passed away, I kept some of her cutesy tea sets just so I could do this with Alexis. You could plan it out and make some cookies or their favorite snack and dress up in elegant little outfits.!
- Drive-In Movie – How fun would it be to hang out in your car watching a movie that your kid loves? They don’t have to be quiet either, so that is a huge plus. I want to take Alexis to one, but our closest one is an hour away. However, that’s better than what I thought. Until a couple years ago, I thought all of the drive-in movie places were taken out and demolished. So check and see where your closest one is! (:
- Bookstore Trip – This could be a “shopping spree” or most places have a little coffee area, so you could get hot coco or tea for the little and you could get a coffee and just go check out some books! I know my “nerdy” little Alexis would love this. Books excite her and I love that about her.
- Horseback Riding – Just picture it, horseback riding through a field that looks and smells of fresh fall. Isn’t it a lovely image? This is of course more for the parents with older daughters, but I am totally planning on taking Alexis when she gets a little older. I absolutely loved going over to my friends house as a kid and riding horses with her. There is just something about the freedom you feel while horseback.
- Nerf Gun Battle – This may sound “boy-ish” but I promise it’s a kid thing. Any kid will think you’re like the bomb if you run around the house shooting Nerf guns with them. Personally I love the Nerf 35 Dart Drums. Most guns come with the little clips that hold like 4. That’s no fun. You want fun, load down a drum an go to town!
- Stargaze! – The night sky around here has been awesome lately. If you’re in a good area to see the sky, grab a couple blankets and enjoy the fresh air (yes, I am a nature lover, clearly) and make the bond between you and your daughter tighter! <3
- Volunteer Your Time – I will definitely be doing things like this to teach Alexis to give back. There are so many bad things going on in this country lately and I want to be able to teach her that she doesn’t have to give in to the bad trending in America. She can rise above and go the extra mile. If we all started doing this with our kids, the future could look a whole lot brighter!
- Learn a New Language – Okay, so this is more of a… continuous thing than a one-time mommy daughter ‘date’, but it could be super fun! I have always wanted to visit Spain so of course I want to take her and we need to be able to speak Spanish to do so. So I am thinking that I need to get Rosetta Stone so I can learn and then either help her learn or she can learn with me. When she gets older of course. However, I am going to put some Spanish speaking apps on her tablet I found on Groupon to help her get a head start.
- Go Thrift Store Shopping – Find some clothes you can alter and make into cuter outfits, or find some cheap things you can DIY into something cooler. Pick up an old nightstand and let them help you create a cuter one for them. This will help them use their imagination and see trash as treasure. Just clean everything properly and well before using it. (: #staysafeyouguys #saynotogerms.
- Concert – This is obviously a little more expensive, but I hope by the time Alexis is old enough that I will be able to treat her to a couple concerts so she has some awesome memories. Of course if you listen to the radio regularly they have lots of chances to win tickets, but I never press my luck because I feel like I would just always lose. The only concert I have been to as a 22 year-old is John Berry. “Who is he?” I know. But I loved it because it was something I got to do with my mom.
- Gem-Mining – This is something I love to do during the fall. Going to the mountains while it’s cool and so beautiful. It’s a tad costly around the mountains/gem-mining places that we have, but totally worth it. This is an awesome idea for those of you who have toddlers or kids who love rocks like my daughter does.
- Concoct Smoothies – This could be kind of like an ‘experiment’ by asking them what kind of things they want to put in it. Or you could just make some good fruit smoothies and enjoy them and have a good conversation together. I love smoothies and they are so healthy! → Promoting healthy habits gets kudos! ←
- Hide-N-Seek – This is obviously for tots. To create that bond foundation by having fun with your little. You would seriously be so surprised at how much it tickles their funny bones and warms their heart that mommy is focused on just them even if it’s just using 30 minutes to play Hide-N-Seek.
- Pizza Party – This is something mom and daughter can enjoy thoroughly. I love me some pizza, so taking my daughter to Cici’s or picking it up and having a pizza party at home with just us two would be ‘life’! Right now however, she’s not a huge fan of anything but PBJ and junk food. (Tips on how to make a picky eater not a pick eater? Leave them in the comments below.) For those of you who are lucky enough to be able to enjoy pizza with your daughter however, go enjoy it. I’m sure they will love you even more for it! (:
- Window Shop – I used to like this. As a kid I wasn’t one to ask my mom for much – I don’t think…? However, I liked when we would go shopping at the mall and “window shop” I would look at all the cute outfits and enjoy being with my mom.
- Scavenger Hunt – How awesome would this be to do during the fall? Again, of course enjoying the awesomeness of Fall and all of it’s beauty. Clean and Scentsible has an awesome Outdoor Scavenger Hunt & S’mores idea.Or Someday Crafts has a cool Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt for the upcoming Holiday season.
- Create a Vision Board – Obviously this would be for those who have daughters who are a little older. The idea behind this is to get them thinking about their future. Grab some old magazines (or check my Free Samples post to see about getting some free ones!) and get some poster board and go to town. Have them let their imagination go wild as far as their future family, their career, what pets they want to have, clothes they want to have, etc. Possibilities are endless. This also gives you an awesome chance to get to know more about your daughter. They may create a board that surprises you!
The Most Important Thing!
Talk! Whatever mommy daughter date you chose – talk to your child and get to know who they are becoming. I know when I was turning 13/14 things seemed like they just got so much more difficult. Make
sure your child knows that you are in their corner and they can use you as an outlet when need be.
Your Turn ♥
Let me know what your favorite idea is from this list, or drop a mommy daughter date experience below! ↓