My daughter is 7 and we share a lot of common interests. We love to bake together, do crafts/draw and paint. Looking for some other ideas of age appropriate things we can enjoy together that don't cost the earth. Anything girly or creative. She has quite a short attention span so anything we can do for 30 min intervals.
MolliciousIntent · 01/11/2022 21:58
Not the same age range but would probably still work - I take my 3yr old to the cafe down the road, she chooses a few books to take with us and we share a hot chocolate (she eats the cream and sprinkles and I drink it) while reading stories. We do this about once every few weeks, costs £3, passes an hour and is honestly my favourite thing in the whole world.
Roserunner · 01/11/2022 22:15
It may not be the sort of thing you're looking for but I started running with my daughter when she was 6. We did couch 2 5k together and then started to go to parkrun. 6 years later and I love our Saturday mornings at parkrun. We chat on the walk there and back and a lovely way to bond while keeping fit!
Notanotherusername4321 · 01/11/2022 23:06
Why does it have to be “girly and creative”?
we enjoyed trampoline parks, climbing walls, gymnastics class (I watched while she ran round like a loon), library, science experiments, baking- but stuff like cinder toffee as well
as cakes and biscuits. Library, dance classes, local farms/zoos to learn about animals.
what does she enjoy?
Notanotherusername4321 · 02/11/2022 10:30
She likes going to the park, riding her bike (I don’t ride a bike)
can you learn? It might be good for her to see you try something new- even if she sees you fail she’ll learn you can’t do everything, and it could be a confidence booster for her that she’s good at something.
we cycle, usually a short trip to a local cafe, then back.
Notanotherusername4321 · 02/11/2022 09:15
It is in the OP, she enjoys things which are 'girly and creative'
no it isn’t, the o/p just says she is looking for “anything girly and creative”, not that that’s what she enjoys. She says baking and craft, but is that really all the child is interested in?
my point is that by gender stereotyping activities and ruling out anything not deemed “girly” you could be missing out on a lot of activities both would enjoy, as well as reinforcing gender stereotypes.
they already do a lot of baking and crafting, why not try something different? Kite flying, physical activity, trips to the park followed by hot choc in a cafe. Swimming is always good, going and playing builds water confidence. Bike riding- there’s lots of stuff that isn’t “girly” they could both enjoy.
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