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Mom-child date ideas: Discover a year's worth of ideas for enjoying happy moments with your kids! You'll certainly find some good inspiration on this list.
For this Christmas, I prepared a special gift to offer to my son: a “Happy Dates with Mom” kit with one year’s worth of date ideas for us. So in the last days, I created a big list of date ideas to include on our list and I’ve discovered some awesome ideas!
If you like to plan dates with your child, I’m sure that you’ll find some good inspiration on this list!
Indoor mom-child date ideas
#1 – Special Fort Date
Build a blanket fort and spend some time in the fort reading books or playing games.
#2 – Dance Party Date
Have a dance party at home. Choose a nice playlist with the songs he likes and dance together.
#3 – Cooking Date
Cook a nice meal together (or bake some cookies).
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#4 – Creative Date
Make a craft together. You can also make some handmade presents for dad and grandparents.
#5 – Cuddle Date
Cuddle up in bed and read all your favorite stories.
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#6 – Pajama Party Date
Have a Pajama party at home, with dance, pillow fights, and popcorn.
#7 – Photo Booth Date
Create a photo booth at home and make a lot of funny photos together. Then you can print some of them and hang them in the house.
#8 – Board Games Date
Have fun playing board games together! Here is a list of awesome games for young kids.
#9 – Talent Show Date
Create a little show together. You can create a song or a dance to perform together and practice it until it’s ready for the “show”.
#10 – LEGO Building Date
Find some LEGO building challenges and have fun building structures.
#11 – Family Stories Night
Tell stories from your childhood or from the time when your child was younger.
#12 – Build a Gift Date
Create a handmade gift for someone you love.
#13 – Homemade Pizza Date
Find an easy recipe to try or create your own recipe.
#14 – Photo Album Date
Look through old photo albums and talk about the memories in the pictures.
#15 – Interview Date
Prepare an interview with nice questions for your child. If the child is old enough, you can invite them to prepare an interview for you too.
Outdoor mom-child date ideas
#16 – Sporting Event Date
Go to a sporting event together. It can be a football match, a running competition, a horse riding event, a basketball match, or any other event that you like.
#17 – Picnic Date
Go out for a picnic in the park. Pack some tasty food but also some board games and a ball to play with after the meal. If the weather is cold, you can have the picnic at home, on the floor of your living room.
#18 – Bike Ride Date
Ride bikes together at the park or on trails. You can also rent bikes if you don’t have your own bikes.
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#19 – Zoo Date
Go on a visit to the zoo and search for your favorite animals.
#20 – Scavenger Hunt Date
Make a list of things to search for and go on a scavenger hunt. You’ll certainly have a lot of fun during the search!
#21 – Nature Scavenger Hunt Date
#22 – Mini-Golf Date
Go play mini-golf together. Celebrate at the end with a tasty snack!
#23 – Hiking Date
Go on a hiking day trip. There are a lot of activities to try, from walking through the forest to going on a mountain trail. Documenting your trip with a lot of photos will make it even more fun!
#24 – Farm Date
Go to a farm and spend some time in nature and playing with the animals.
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#25 – Photo Scavenger Hunt Date
Do a photo scavenger hunt! Invite the kids to a walk through a nice place and come up with a list of things to capture. The kids will be happy to discover them and take pictures! (even the little ones that are not really good at taking pictures)
#26 – Stargazing Date
Go stargazing in a quiet place. If you have a backyard, you can put a blanket on the grass and just watch the sky together. If not, you can drive to a nice place where the sky is clear and enjoy the stars.
#27 – Pool Date
Spend a whole day at the pool together.
#28 – Water Fight Date
Plan a water fight with water balloons.
#29 – Kite Date
Build a kite and go out on a windy day to play with it.
#30 – Rainy Day Date
Go out on a rainy day and have fun in the rain! Puddle jumping is so fun!
#31 – Natural Park Date
Visit a natural park near your house and enjoy the nature together.
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#32 – Botanical Garden Date
Visit a botanical garden and make a list of your favorite plants.
#33 – Festival Date
Go to a nice festival together.
#34 – Boat Ride Date
Rent a boat and explore a lake together.
Other mom-child date ideas (that happen outside the house)
#35 – Movie Date
Pick a nice movie and go to the cinema to see it together. Or buy a DVD and enjoy the movie at home with some popcorn.
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#36 – Breakfast Date
Go to a nice place and eat a tasty breakfast together.
#37 – Ice-Cream Date
Go to your favorite ice-cream shop and enjoy a delicious ice-cream together.
#38 – Aquarium Date
Go on a visit to an aquarium and make a list of the favorite animals that you discovered there.
#39 – Museum Date
Go on a visit to a local children museum. There are also a lot of hands-on activities that you can try at science and art museums.
#40 – Secret Ride Date
Go for a drive to a different town that is nearby and visit a nice place.
#41 – Bowling Date
Go play bowling together. Celebrate at the end with an ice-cream or a tasty natural juice!
#42 – Child’s Choice Date
Let your child decide what you’ll do on the date.
#43 – Library Date
Go to the library and read your favorite books together.
#44 – Dinner Date
Go out for dinner at a nice restaurant. You can make this activity more fun if you dress in something special for the occasion.
#45 – Day Trip Date
Go on a day trip together and explore some nice places close to your home.
#46 – Event Date
Attend an event together: play (if the child is old enough to have patience during the play), show for kids
#47 – Coffee Shop Date
Go to a nice coffee shop. You can enjoy a tasty coffee and the child can enjoy a glass of milk and a muffin.
#48 – Amusement Park Date
Surprise your child with a trip to an amusement park near your house.
#49 – Railroad Museum Date
Visit a railroad museum and take photos of your favorite model trains.
#50 – Fire Station Date
Find out when the fire station is open for visitors and visit it together.
#51 – Activity Class Date
Take a class together. It can be art, cooking, a foreign language, dance – whatever both of you like to do.
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#52 – Train Ride Date
Go on a train ride to a nearby city and make it fun and adventurous.
There are a lot of ideas on this list so I hope to inspire you to plan many dates with your kids!
If you like the idea of creating a meaningful gift that will make your child happy, I invite you to discover our “Happy Dates with Mom” kit! It’s easy to create and will bring you a lot of happy moments!
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