22 Quiet Activities to do with Your Kids at Bedtime
Bedtime is one of my favorite times of day with the kids.
And not just for the obvious reason that they will soon be asleep.
It's special one on one time that is usually pretty low-key and full of snuggles.
Talk about your favorite part of the day.
Ask what they can do to make tomorrow better. Then tell them how you can make your day better tomorrow.
Make up stories using your kids as the characters.
Play letter/ sight word/ spelling word games.
Thank God for the people and things in your life.
Tell each other how much you love them.
“I love you as much as the sea is wide.”
"I love you more than all the stars in the sky."
Cuddle and just listen to the quiet.
Talk about the schedule for the next day, so that there are no surprises.
Play a board game.
Write a letter to a grandparent.
Ask what your child’s favorite food was today and why.
Draw a picture describing the day.
Talk about different jobs and explain what they do.
Reread favorite books.
Tell jokes and giggle.
Our current favorite...
"Why did the horse cross the road?"
"He wanted to say hi to his NEIGH-bor."
Make shadow puppets.
Play flashlight tag.
Talk on walkie-talkies between the kid’s bedrooms.
Have 5 minutes of quiet play with a toy.
Whisper in their ear all the hopes and dreams you have for them.
What are some things you do with your kids at bed time?
Maybe we could make a few Miner adjustments to our list.