It may seem like the big things that make memories for later... Like a mega Barbie house, a vacation to a faraway place or a whole pile of new school supplies, but secretly it's often the little things that make a child forever. will remember. Now that we have ended up in the second summer where Corona is still rumbling, that is quite a 'consolation'. Because you can easily do those little things at home.
Shovel and sand
We ourselves are blessed with the Scheveningen beach next door. That might be a bit of cheating, but I want to point this out. Our 'mini' (now no longer mini and 11 years old) has created a lot more pits than airmiles saved for most of his life. Because I don't think you need much more as a toddler than a shovel, beach and a piece of watermelon. While shoveling to the other side of the world, he always chatted happily and I sat comfortably with a book on a towel next to it. The beach (and nature) is also always different. At high tide you can make a river with a dam, sometimes it is dotted with starfish and other times there are little snail shells around your toes (with hermit crabs). Of everything we've done so far, hours like these are the best memories.
👉 Also read a nice interview about staycation with me for RTLnieuws.nl
After the beach, there is almost nothing like a treasure hunt and finding a treasure! And that's just as simple as can be. With a simple piece of chalk you map out a path in the area and at the end hide a prize (or a riddle where the treasure can be found in the house). Do you want a little next level with this? Then check out good old Geocaching.nl - the world's largest treasure hunt. We have searched and found many of them. What that is exactly is briefly explained in this video.
Brushing teeth is fun
Brushing your teeth, a daily ritual that does not make everyone happy. Therefore, perhaps not your first idea when making memories. That eternal battle over the sink and those two minutes of cleaning? Way too long and... booring! You may recognize this and that's how the mornings (and evenings) of Fairytabs founder Peter went. As a father of three boys, it hit twice a day. Peter decided to take matters into his own hands and develop a toothpaste tablet. Especially for children. Without chemicals, and without micro plastic. To make brushing teeth a party again. For the whole family. This way you turn a must into a party, a much nicer memory than grumbling and fussing at the sink!
Author - Mariko Naber
Mariko is the happy brain behind Happlify. Together with partner Mark she runs Sell your stuff online, branding agency Loaded ink BNO and Atelier Naber . She loves feel good, random acts of kindness, meatballs, chocolate mousse, family time, zee, piña colada, sugar & spice and everything nice 💛
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