I’m sharing my Easy Ways to Make Childhood Magic as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Youknowyouloveit
When it comes to childhood, I have some amazing memories. As I get older I realize that most of the things I remember most are pretty simple. My grandmother’s homemade vegetable soup, playing in the creek with my sister and lunch with my mom are just some of the most memorable things from my childhood.
As a mom, it’s made me realize that the key to making childhood special doesn’t necessarily involve elaborate planning. There are some very easy ways to make childhood magic.
Easy Ways to Make Childhood Magic
While I always have a blast planning special occasions like birthdays and other holidays, the things that make memories seem to be more everyday things. Favorite things that my kids and I do together seem to be what makes lasting memories and childhood magic. So I’m on a mission to enjoy as many of our favorite things as we can while they’re growing up!
And my plan is simple! I’m trying to do things in three areas of our favorites each week. Now, we don’t always get them all done, but we do get at least one or two things done together! Memories in the making!
Favorite Things to Do
While I love exploring new things, my kids have their favorite activities. Whether it’s playing outside or coloring together, I try to make sure that we dedicate time each week to do some of their favorite things together. It’s also a great time to introduce them to some of the things I loved to do as a child.
They haven’t quite developed my love for having hundreds of crayons and sorting them by color but maybe they’ll understand with time! We sure have a blast buying stickers and making sticker collection books! We also all share a love for bubbles!
We’ve also made some great memories visiting our favorite places. Now some of these places include the big ones. The family vacation type destinations like Disney World and flying to visit family in North Carolina. We don’t do those every week but our backyard, the playground down the street, and the grocery store (Weston loves it) are some easy places where we like to go together.
I like to think that those little routines we share might turn into good memories of childhood. Pushing my kids on the swings and hearing them giggle is one of my favorite things and I hope it will be part of the magic of childhood for them.
Then there is food. I don’t think I’m alone in my memories tied to food. My nana’s gumdrop cookies and my mom making me grilled cheese and tomato soup. Those are just some of my favorites from when I was a kid. I can also remember my mom making KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner for me. I loved it with some ketchup on the side. Yes, I admit it! I might still like it from time to time!
So it’s one of those foods I want to share with my kids because of the memories I have. It also helps that they love KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner!
So while the kids enjoy my more traditional preparation of our KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, I like to throw in a few twists like our Macaroni and Cheese Toppings bar! Most recently Justin and I enjoyed Grilled Macaroni and Cheese sandwiches for dinner! They were delicious and so easy to make! You should definitely try it sometime!
And it’s great that KRAFT is giving America the product they are asking for by moving to no synthetic colors or artificial preservatives in 2016. We will still get the cheesy goodness we know and love!
As parents we can try to plan elaborate experiences that we think will be memory makers but it’s important to remember that the small things also have amazing potential to be magical!
Tell me about one of your favorite things to do with your child!