9 Activities for Aunts and Kids to Enjoy Together
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Aunts and children will grow even closer together with these fun bonding activities! Aunts are unique parts of our family who can be like second parents or best friends. This important relationship can have a healthy and positive impact on a child’s growth. Foster that bond with these things to do with a niece or nephew that you can do at home, in the car or at the playground. By carving out special time, the child and their auntie will enjoy experiences that create standout memories to last a lifetime!
Share a storybook together.
Break out a storybook and share in the joy of reading! A personalized book like Auntie and Me is made special for the aunt and child and describes all the fun adventures that aunt and child will have! It’s a perfect gift for the child or the aunt, to read together and remember each other when they are apart.
Personalized books are treasured keepsakes to read aloud with family. Who Loves Me? shows the child how much they are loved by family and can include the aunt’s name and the names of other family members! My Very Own Fairy Tale will help little ones learn to spell their name. Reading is the perfect activity for the aunt and her niece or nephew to spend quality time together!
Get cozy on a cold day with puzzles.
Rainy, gloomy and chilly days are the best for snuggling and unwinding! Get cozy under lots of blankets and put together a puzzle, or even a personalized puzzle that’s made just for you. Make your own photo puzzle that features your favorite picture of aunt and child. This is a great gift that will deliver surprise and laughter as they put the pieces together!
Have a sleepover party.
Kids love a special sleepover at their aunt’s house. Aunt and child can play in their pajamas, watch movies with popcorn, and make breakfast together in the morning. Kids will love this dedicated silly time with their very special auntie.
Visit the park.
Take a trip to the playground where you can run, play and have a picnic. The best moments in life are often the smallest experiences, when you are giggling over a sandwich or playing tag barefoot.
Spend hours of fun coloring.
Get crafty at home with coloring books. Personalized coloring books are especially engaging because they feature the child’s name! Coloring is a relaxing and creative activity, perfect for unwinding in the afternoon.
Enjoy a beach picnic.
Soak up some sun and pack your picnic with kid-friendly recipes. Include yummy snacks like chocolate chip and peanut butter sandwiches, turkey and veggie roll-ups, cheesy popcorn, fruit kabobs and lemon raspberry bars for dessert. Spend the day building sand castles and unforgettable memories!
Do a craft together: make your own slime!
Turn your kitchen into a science lab with this cool and easy craft to make slime! For this activity, you’ll need:
- 8 oz. bottle of Elmer’s white glue
- 1 tbsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2-2 tbsp. contact saline solution, or more as needed
- Food coloring (optional)
Squeeze the entire bottle of glue into a bowl. Then add your food coloring of choice (a few drops). Stir until combined. Mix in the baking soda. Lastly, add the saline solution and mix well. If your slime is too sticky, add ½ tablespoon more of the saline solution at a time. Knead the slime with your hands until it holds together.
The best part about slime is that you can make it your own! Add glitter or essential oils to create a unique slime.
Have a tea party.
Plan a tea party for two! This family activity is the perfect way for aunt and child to catch up on conversation and chat over finger sandwiches and scones.
Rock out to music in the car and get ice cream.
Why do activities in the car feel way more fun? Take a road trip around town, play eye-spy, and get ice cream sundaes with extra whipped cream! With the windows rolled down, the dynamic duo can listen to their favorite playlist and karaoke to every tune.