This is an easy thing to do to make your dinner hour a little festive… tell your kids it is “bring a friend to dinner night”….. but don't worry- the noise level in your house won't increase one bit! Because they are inviting their favorite stuffed animal to join them at the table! Once I announce it and send the kids scrambling to their rooms to find the perfect friend, I drag out extra chairs (often folding chairs) to create a spot for each child's stuffed animal. Sometimes I will set a plate and a fork for each stuffed buddy and divide each child's meal between their own plate and their friend's. (This is on nights when I have a high tolerance for washing twice the number of dishes!) And of course a celebration such as this must culminate in a special dessert- so ice cream sundaes… all around!
It looks like this giant bear buddy brought along his own Nemo friend!
“Bring a Friend to Dinner NIght” is a fun thing to do in the summer, and fun to do anytime of year.
And here are some other Fun Things to Do as part of your Summer Camp At Home:
- Family Backyard Games
- Attract and Feed Hummingbirds
- Karaoke and Dance Parties
- Play Mini Golf
- Ride Bikes and Scooters
- Outdoor Water Play!
- Have a Summer Reading Party!
- Geocaching with Kids
- Creating a Family Garden
- A Backyard Zipline!