10 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Child’s Day

By Barbara Danza, Epoch Times

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
—Robert Brault, writer, National Enquirer

Adding little moments of joy to your child’s life takes minute effort, but sets the tone for a happy and loving home. In hindsight, just as Brault’s famous quote indicates, it may just be these tiny things that your child will recall most fondly.

Here are 10 easy ways to brighten your child’s day:

1. Rearrange Their Toys in an Unexpected Way

“What’s the pink bunny doing on the ceiling fan? Did your teddy bear build that block castle while you were at school? Is that Mr. Potato Head in the fridge!?”

Prepare for giggles when your kids find their favorite toys doing unexpected things around the house.

2. Put a Joke in Their Lunch Box

Any lunch note from Mom or Dad will brighten your child’s day. One way to mix it up, however, is to include a silly joke in their note. They can share it with their friends or read it aloud in class.

Need a head start? “Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.” Oh, how about, “What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt.” Ooh ooh! They’ll love: “What do you call a dinosaur that needs glasses? A Doyouthinkhesaurus.”

3. Have a Simple Craft Waiting for Them When They Get Home

Some shiny new stickers, colorful paper laid out, or a YouTube instructional video cued up—with some very minor preparation, you can have a simple and fun craft project ready to go when your little ones come home from school.

Too complicated? Even the simple act of setting out paper, crayons, scissors, and glue would be a joyful invitation to a child who loves to craft. (I have yet to meet one who doesn’t.)

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