What should I do with my 8-year old daughter this week that is fun and CHEAP! WE are both at home on Spring Break and I really want her to have fun!

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Teresa - posted on 03/16/2009

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Bake cookies. Or try a new recipe together. Play restaurant for dinner. Set the table with your best china. Take dad's order, then have her serve it.



Go to the library and flip through the glamour magazines together. Then go home and play beauty salon.



On a rainy or cold day, stay in your PJs until 5 minutes before dad comes home (my DD loves that one!), then race to see who gets dressed the fastest.



Make an new outfit for her favorite stuffed pal out of old clothes. (I made my DD a Girl Scout outfit for her bear out of cheap felt - it cost less than a dollar).



 



 

Natasha - posted on 08/12/2013

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My daughter must be spoilt. There is nothing I can find on here that we don't do regularly just because I love spending time with her. Another thing I do on "girls spa day" is run her a candle lit bath with bubbles and head rest so she can read her book. I do massages seeing as we have a table. I also do afternoons where we drink juice out of wine glasses and play cards and eat nibblies and chat. She really enjoys "ladies cards night".

Lynn - posted on 03/16/2009

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Quoting Lea:

Have you thought about giving each other make overs? My daughter is only 6, but we always have a good time. You could also do a special project together like make a scrap book, go bike riding, or if you live near an indoor pool you could go swimming. Also think about going for walks and let her teach you what she's learned about the earth. I hope this helps.


Great Idea, what little girl doesn' t like being a princesss.  Her doing your hair and nails and stuff, will give her a sense of pride and accomplishment.



 

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Jenny - posted on 03/17/2009

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my daughter and i have "girl days" once a month....we sometimes do each others hair and make up, do nails, play barbie's, color pictures or do an art project to hang in her room, go to the park, go shopping, go out to eat just the two of us, or even go get our nails done (they don't normally charge much to do hers).

Kelly - posted on 03/16/2009

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My daughter is eight and last year for Spring break we had a 3 day long sleep over. I have to say it was the most fun I have had!! We did make overs, High School musical Sing It, we even went hiking on a near by trail.

Jylana - posted on 03/16/2009

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I agree with Lea! Makeovers would be sooo much fun esp for an eight y.o. girl!! Do each others hair, make-up, nails, toes... she might come out looking a whole lot better than you but I'm sure she'll have a blast making her mommy look beautiful, trying to anyway ;) You could also do a picnic in the park. My kids all enjoy a picnic in the park and when you get 'em out all by themselves it's amazing how much they'll talk to you and how much you learn about your own kids! Also if you want to go out to eat or something breakfast is the cheapest and might be fun for her to wake up and go somewhere special with mommy. Another idea that my kids LOVE is an indoor campout! We set up their little tent and sleeping bags in the living room. Sit inside the tent and play barbies (or what ever she's into). You could also play "would you rather..." My 7 year old son loves that one. Just come up with your own questions. (ex: would you rather sleep with a bed full of spiders or eat 1 spider - my son's fav question :)) We also roast marshmallows on bamboo skewers over a chafting dish but you could use a candle or a gas stove too. (Just please be careful with the fire;)) Sometimes we make s'mores too! Any camp-out games would be fun. You could also make cupcakes or cookies with her, if she likes to bake. Use your imagination! Any thing she does with her mommy will mean the world to her I'm sure! Ooh I'm so excited for you. Have fun and let us know what you decide to do together!

Sherryll - posted on 03/16/2009

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What about making t shirts, we use iron on transfers and they love them. Also do crazy things like breakfast for dinner or movie afternoon with pjs and popcorn. Also trips to the park and walk anywhere always get me and my daughter talking. And dont forget the ever popular mani pedi.

Lea - posted on 03/16/2009

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Have you thought about giving each other make overs? My daughter is only 6, but we always have a good time. You could also do a special project together like make a scrap book, go bike riding, or if you live near an indoor pool you could go swimming. Also think about going for walks and let her teach you what she's learned about the earth. I hope this helps.

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