7 Ways to Make Your Kids’ Birthdays Special at Home
- Updated on 14 Oct 2021
- Parents Corner
- Mautushi Paul
- 4 mins read
Today is the day when your baby was born. Could there be a good cause to celebrate? Birthdays should be celebrated and appreciated in the manner that it deserves. What a wonderful reminder, with all of life’s obligations and intricacies, to stop, calm down, and enjoy it. As the pandemic worsens, we’re learning to celebrate kid’s birthdays in new ways. Even then the special days can be enjoyable and unforgettable. Whether you have a party or not, your child is amazing and deserves to be recognized. Here are some extra unique ways to commemorate your kid’s birthdays from the comfort of their own homes! Celebrating our kid’s birthdays amid the coronavirus outbreak will necessitate some ingenuity. Given below are seven suggestions for making the day incredibly memorable.
Seven Ways to Make Kid’s Birthdays Special in Pandemic
Set Up a Camp
State campgrounds may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t camp on kid’s birthdays! You may still pitch a tent in your garden or even in your living room and toast marshmallows over an open fire (or even in the oven). What if you don’t have a tent? Inflate some air mattresses or spread out sleeping bags, then grab all of your blankets and pillows and snuggle up in the living room as a family for the night.
Bake with Your Family
Not finding the cake of your dreams on kid’s birthdays is frustrating. Why not spend some of your additional family time creating your cake together now that we all have a little extra time on our hands? Baking together can be a great bonding experience for your family. This time of year, as the weather starts to cool down, baking is a way to warm up and spend some quality time together. Bake your cupcakes. Decorate them together, of course! Brownie Baking is fun. How about brownies with chocolate chips and even some caramelized white chocolate? It’s as tasty as it looks. Feel free to add your personal touch in the form of sprinkles, nuts, or other such ingredients.
You can also make your ice cream at home. (An ice cream machine isn’t even required.) It doesn’t need to be something extravagant. Kids will enjoy getting involved and sprinkling as many sparkles as their tiny hearts wish.
Create Handmade Decorations
Birthdays are difficult to plan and decoration goods are hard to come by right now, and I wouldn’t consider going out to purchase them a “vital” task. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck, though. Many decorations may be made with things you already have on hand, or you can find free, simple printables online. Involve your children so that they feel a part of the enjoyment. One of my faves is making tissue paper garlands, and handcrafted party hats make even a confined celebration exciting.
Spend some time designing a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt for birthdays, whether you’re stuck inside or still able to go on walks. Make a list of the objects they’ll need to find in the area. It’ll be cupcake time once they’ve found them all! If you’re at home, leave clues throughout the house leading to your child’s gifts. If your child is too young to read, print out or draw drawings of the objects. Asking neighbors or nearby loved ones to place unique objects in their windows or yards for a drive-by treasure hunt is another way to get people involved.
Make Your Own Bounce House
Do you recall your campout’s air mattresses? Keep those out and allow your child to breach the rules for one day only, jumping till they can no longer jump on their special day. Your kid’s birthday will be made even more wonderful by the novelty of being permitted to do something that is typically forbidden.
Build an Obstacle Course.
On your kid’s birthday make a long and intricate obstacle course for your child on birthdays using items from around the house. Pillows should be placed across the floor for children to leap over. Make your kid’s birthday youngster run up and down the stairs a thousand times to burn off all that birthday energy. As mentioned earlier, stations are also a fun idea for an obstacle course. Stations can be set up around the house and are simple to create. All you need is one of each item asked for in the station section. Each station should have something different from the previous one so that your child has to focus on what’s ahead of them.
For example, a station may include five teddy bears, one blue block, four yellow blocks, and a green square block; next, the child would jump over three pillows to get to the next station of pencils on their belly while balancing an orange ball on top of the same colored block. After this is accomplished they would move onto a station of three yellow blocks on their back while they drop a blue block into the middle and retrieve a teddy bear.
Make a Song
My children are constantly singing and humming to themselves. Why not jot down their lyrics and add your own about how unique your child is? Put your new song to music and jam out as a family if you’re musically inclined. Just make sure it’s all about the birthday boy or girl so they feel special on kid’s birthdays.
Whatever you decide to do for your child on their birthdays at this unusual and uncertain period, remember to make it all about them. Pay close attention to your child and what they require. It may not be exactly what we had in mind, but with a little imagination, you can create memories for them. Are there any other ways that we missed out, but you have on your mind? What are different ways you plan to make your kid’s birthdays special without spending much money or throwing a big birthday party? Do let us know!
Happy Birthday to your kid in advance!
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