Decorate Your Kids Room:
This may be one of your child’s favorite ways you could ever spend time on them. Imagine someone calling you today telling you that they’re going to come in and redecorate or assist you in decorating your home or apartment. That would be a significant blessing to your life. Your child’s room is their home within their home. Regardless of what age they are, their room is unique to them. This is a great way to invest in that place that will be a significant gift to them from you.
What you do here will largely depend on how long it’s been since you’ve done this, if they share a room with a sibling as well as your budget.
It could be that you give their room a new coat of paint. Don’t underestimate the importance of doing something simple like that can be to them. You may want to do a total makeover of their room, especially if they have moved from one stage of childhood to the next. Regardless of age, your child will love and appreciate this time with them.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure your child is involved (no matter their age) with all the details they want to be involved in.
WMTDS (What Makes This Date Special):
It is special for your child to tell them you want to go to dinner and a movie with them because you are giving what matters the most, your time (and money). There is nothing too small to spend time with them. This idea, though, goes well above and beyond a movie. It takes a lot of time and energy for you to do something like this, and it will go a long way in telling them how much you love them, thus encouraging the relationship the two of you have.
If you don’t have the time right now even simply to paint their room, you could spend some time together, replacing or adding something to their room that would make it more enjoyable to them.
You could spend $20-40 on a can of paint or a several thousand dollars on a complete room makeover. Find something that will fit into your budget.
This time together with your child, will take a lot of advanced planning. Depending on how much you decide to do to their room, you will need to budget the time for them to possibly be out of their room, not to mention the materials you will need to buy or order to make the improvements. Don’t rush through the planning for this, and you can potentially turn this into two dates. One to plan the changes and the second to implement them
For a list of other ideas on how to spend one-on-one time with your child, see the full list here.