6 Old Fashioned Activities for Kids

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    OLD FASHIONED ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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    Getting back to the basics with old-fashioned fun for your kids can be easier than you may think.

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    MAKE BELIEVE

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    Kids love to dress up and they love cardboard boxes, so next time you have a large box or two, save it for a day when your kids have down time. Allow them to make believe with a world that they create with cardboard props and dress up with items that they assemble. You can even provide paint and embellishment if your children are old enough and have time. This is such a great way to showcase creativity and individuality and can be done singly or in a group.

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    LEMONADE STAND

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    Lemonade stands teach kids about being an entrepreneur, about persistence and patience, but it also teaches them about math, marketing, and how to communicate well with others. Additionally, money earned can be used to teach them the value of money or to be donated to a good cause.

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    HAVE A PICNIC

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    Allow your children to pack and go on a picnic. This teaches them about preparation and also how to scout out a location. Of course, the real fun begins once everyone arrives at the location, especially if they have games planned. If they have extra time, why not have them make a First Aid Kit in a Candy Tin in the case of an emergency?

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    DYE EGGS

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    It does not need to be Easter to naturally dye eggs. Show your children how natural dye can be made from the food we eat and discuss how dyes have been made like this for many years. A great activity to do this is dying eggs. This tutorial for naturally dying eggs is fabulous.

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    LETTER WRITING

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    Don't let letter writing become a lost art. Writing is important, not only for the development of the creative mind but it also helps develop good communication skills. Here are a few ways to encourage letter writing in your children.

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    RAISE CHICKS

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    A great way to teach your children about the life cycle and about responsibility is to allow them to raise chicks (here's what you need to know) if you have the space and it's allowed where you live. It's certainly old fashioned, but totally becoming trendy so your kids won't be alone.

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    PLAY OLD FASHIONED GAMES

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    Teach your children to like Telephone, thumb wrestling, or Sharks and Minnows. Show them that fun can be had without electronics and that you can even play games with out boards and game pieces.