Do you think it takes a lot to surprise your child?
You might be wrong thinking that only expensive gifts can make your kids’ jar drop.
Sometimes it’s the most simple things you do at the times they least expect it.
Here are 10 ideas of surprises for kids that won’t cost you money and will stay in their memory for a long long time.
Worth a try?
10 Surprises For Kids
- Can You Take a Joke?
Gather up all the family jokes and combine them with different hilarious jokes! If one of your kids feel down, get one from the cut outs and they will surely feel great after reading! Use my printable sheet of jokes ready to be hanged on the door.
2. I Love your Door
Heart shaped letters are one of the best letters you can receive. You can feel the love, even without reading it yet. Write all sweet reasons why your child is awesome and why you love him and what are the things they do good. In this way, you can uplift their self-esteem and do more good things.
3. Let’s Stick Together
Chocolate sticks and pretzels are one of the best ways to uplift your children’s moods, well, even yours, too. Keep this jar with a note so whenever they feel down, they can get some chocolate treats!
4. Balloon Door
Before your kids wake up, make sure to blow up some balloons and paste it on their doors. Give them a surprise for Christmas season! You can put sweet treats inside the balloons or just simple notes to make them feel great.
5. Hand Drawing
During long weekends and boring days where you don’t know what to do and you think you’ve done every activity you can think of, this hand drawing is perfect for you and your family! Draw faces of different characters on your fingers and pretend to talk using your hands. I know everyone will enjoy this!
6. Pocket Surprise
Put a little sweet note inside the pockets of your child’s coat or pants before he wears them to school. He will be tickled to find it in school.
7. Lunch Joke
Insert some jokes written on colorful pieces of paper everyday before they head out for school. Make them feel the Christmas spirit by giving them hints on how you will spend the holiday season. I’m sure they will have a great time at school and come home happy.
8. The Christmas Gallery
I know you’ve collected lots of artwork from your kids throughout the year. It’s time to show them how they did this year! Save one corner of your home and make it as the Christmas gallery. Every year, their artworks will be displayed and may the best piece win!
9. DIY Mailbox
If your kids still believe in Santa, put decorated mailbox on the first day of the December. You can drop a letter everyday or every time they did a good deed. You can tell them that if they will be nice before Christmas, their wish might come true! Every note can be different, depending on how they behaved that day.
10. Art with Chalks
One small box of chalk can bring hours of playing and drawing for your kids! Be ready with your cellphone or your camera to take pictures of their chalk art. You can add these to the Christmas Gallery, too!
I wrote a book about it full of surprises for kids.