April Fool’s Day is this Friday, so you’d better prepare your arsenal of tricks and tomfoolery soon! When it comes to tricking children—particularly young children—I think a good rule to follow is to do something silly or whimsical rather than prank-ish. While teens may enjoy a good prank (and they may not, too; some things can make people feel very sensitive or hurt, so be careful), children may be less likely to understand a practical joke—or, at least, the humor in it. Here are some fun ways to bring a little silliness into your children’s lives on April Fool’s this year.
Since March is already National Craft Month, it seems sort of redundant to make it Youth Art Month, too. In fact, wouldn’t it be better to separate the two in order to spread the creativity out a bit further? I say that we, as parents, make every month Youth Art Month as best as we can, using some strategies such as these…
Though we have no insurance now, I had thought we would have an easier time of it since I have several clients I’m working for. I figured I could even take on one or two new ones for a while since he’d be home with our daughter. No such luck! If anything, it’s like I have more children at home, and added with our new dog, it’s harder to get work done around here than ever.
Here are a few of the things that we’re planning on doing. Feel free to use them yourself or add to them with your own post here at Working and Parenting.