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fun things for the family to do?

my son is going to be 2 in december and i want his father and i to do more things with him as a family... as it is right now we dont do much, just run errands and we watching him play outside and sometimes play with him. i want him to have a more fulfilling time as a child. we hardly have any money to spend and his father gets out of work around 4pm... any suggestions?

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Asked by wisteriastars at 5:12 PM on Sep. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • We found a creek close by to our house that we go to. As simple as it is, our two and a half year old LOVES going. He gets to be outside and he loves throwing rocks into the water.

    We also go to the park, have picnics, etc...

    We have an "activity guide" for our city that comes out once or twice a year. There are usually some free things listed in it.

    Answer by Laila-May at 5:42 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • You can color with him, play with him on the floor, build blocks, read to him, do you have little people? they are a huge hit at this stage.

    Do you have a childrens museum near by? Go to the zoo. Picnic in the back yard..

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 9:40 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • We go on walks and to the park a lot. She seems to like that more than doing things that cost money. In the winter or on rainy days , we do crafts and watch movies, cook together and play games.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • There are lots of crafts and activities you can find on the internet. We just printed a scarecrow and my son who is 4 colored it, and put it all together. Look up free printables or activities for children. Also sesame street has a wonderful website to go onto...just another thought for some inside activities. Taking walks as a family through the neighborhood is nice especially around Holidays -Halloween etc looking at the different decorations.

    Answer by Kellyjude1 at 9:13 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

  • the zoo--- usually pretty cheap, especially the local ones.
    story time at the library
    bike rides--make sure he even has a helmet in the baby seat.
    long walks
    feed the ducks
    playground...most schools have nice ones that you can visit after hours

    The nice thing about these ideas, is you can do them on your time and his nap schedule.

    Answer by BrenMOM at 10:06 AM on Sep. 13, 2009

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