One-on-one Time Before Your Kids Head Back to School

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Summer is coming to a end soon and I have been with all 3 of my kids this summer. Before school starts I want to do something fun with each of them. I want to spend some quality time with them before we get busy with school, homework, and practices. Here are some things you can do to make each child feel special and spend  some one-on-one time.

One-on-one Time with your Kids Head Back to School

1.  Go on a special breakfast–  My kids love to eat breakfast out, but we don’t do it very often.  This wold be a great date with my boys to talk about the start of the school year.

2. Hiking–  All my kids love hiking.  We live near a state park so that’s something we can do easily.  It’s also FREE!  Being away from all the electronics and friends give me plenty of time with them.

3. Bowling– This isn’t my favorite thing to do, but my kids love it.  I would love to play a game and then go for pizza.

4. Spa Day–  My daughter, whose 5,  would love this!  We don’t even have to go out and spend any money.  We can kick the boys out and do it right in my bathroom.  We can paint toenails and do face masks.

5. Paint Pottery- This is so fun and most kids love to do this.  They can pick out the pieces they are going to paint.  If your kids are a little older they may like the painting classes where you leave with a painting.  They have some shops in my area that offer mother and child classes and you both leave with great artwork.

6. Make jewelry–  My daughter loves to make necklaces and bracelets.  There are tons of places out there that have classes and packages.  We could have a great time doing something like this.  You can also go to a craft store and pick out some beads if you can’t find a class.

7. Play at an arcade–  We recently went to a birthday party and the kids received $5 to play video games and they loved it.  They also loved “spending ” their tickets on tootsie rolls and army men.  It didn’t cost much and it was a blast.

8. Go get ice cream–  My kids love ice cream and they would really like the opportunity to go with me by themselves.  They could get something that they normally aren’t aloud to get.

9. Go see a movie-  The new Shaun the Sheep Movie will be released in theaters on August 5 nationwide.  My kids watched this trailer and were cracking up. It’s geared for kids 4-10 so all my kids are the perfect age.

I love that the Shaun the Sheep Movie is in claymation and it looks like they go on a pretty fun adventure!  The clips on YouTube are hilarious and I was cracking up.  It’s about Shaun, who decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Do you want to learn more about Shaun.  Watch this!

I have the opportunity to giveaway one (1) prize package containing the following to be given to one (1) giveaway winner.


  •  One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Children’s T-Shirt
  • One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Adult’s T-Shirt
  • One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie Headband
  • One (1) book from the Shaun the Sheep Movie book series
  • One (1) Shaun the Sheep Movie poster
  • One (1) Serta Sheep Plush

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Have fun this summer and don’t forget to spend some one-on-one time with your kids before they head back to school.

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95 Responses

  1. Becky says:

    I love this list and think it is great for mom’s who are starting to feel that twinge of sadness that their kids are heading back to school soon. I know it always bothered me.

  2. LeAnn says:

    That does look like a cute movie!

  3. Diana Stanhope says:

    This looks so cute. I will be going with my girls.

  4. My toddler is absolutely in love with Shaun the Sheep. I’d take her to go see it if I think she can sit through it.

  5. With my two girls!

  6. Kim H says:

    My grandkids

  7. jules m. says:

    my daughter and i want to see it 🙂

  8. laure damrose says:

    My family ,it looks so funny!

  9. heather s says:

    My nephew would love it

  10. Kelly D says:

    I would see this with my 2 kids.

  11. Denise S says:

    I would see it with my three kids.

  12. cjjmesser says:

    I’m taking my son to see Shaun the Sheep

  13. LaTanya says:

    my son

  14. tara darity says:

    I would watch with my kids!

  15. Jack B says:

    I’ll take my 5 year old son. He loves cartoons (and CGI/Claymation, lol).

  16. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I would take my nieces to go see it

  17. Karen Deva says:

    I’m going to go see Shaun the Sheep with my son!

  18. Melanie says:

    I’ll take both my kids to see it.

  19. lana simanovicki says:

    I am going to see this with my kids

  20. chickie brewer says:

    I was blessed to go to an early screening with my friend and her daughter.. This movie is awesome.. We loved it!

  21. Michael T says:

    My son is too young but my wife and I love the show and hope to show him the movie some day.

  22. Liberty T. says:

    I will be going to the movie with my husband. We love Shaun the Sheep!

  23. Susan says:

    I’d go with my 3 girls — they LOVE Shaun the Sheep! Shaun is their favorite character. They would be so excited to win this prize. Thank you for the opportunity!

  24. Renee G says:

    I would love to see this with my husband and 2 boys.

  25. Ruby Covet says:

    More than likely with my BFFs….

  26. Carly D. says:

    I will go with my husband! We love kid movies!

  27. Audra says:

    I’m going to see it with my husband and daughter

  28. Jenna says:

    I would take my son and his best friend!

  29. Kim Reid says:

    I would see it with my grandson, he will love it!

  30. Ashley says:

    I would take my family

  31. Donna Haley says:

    I would like to watch this with my husband.

  32. Alina Hahn says:

    I would like to see this with my son!

  33. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’ll be seeing it with my daughter!

  34. JESSICA C says:

    my son

  35. carol says:

    I will see the movie with my grandkids

  36. Audra O'Hara says:

    I’d like to see this with my daughter. I’m a big fan of claymation and I think she would enjoy the sheep.

  37. Jessica To says:

    I will see this with my son.

  38. G K says:

    My mom’s been wanting to see it.

  39. Hargow Wong says:

    I’m going to see it with my whole family.

  40. Connie Tillman says:

    My 4 year old wants to see this! The 2 years old would not sit still in a theater – he will have to wait.

  41. DJ says:

    I am planning to take my niece to see this movie.

  42. Dominique says:

    My 2 toddlers are super excited about the “sheep” movie! lol! Thanks!

  43. wen budro says:

    I will be taking my kids to see this movie. It looks super cute.

  44. Darlene Owen says:

    I would love to see this movie with my grandson

  45. Karen says:

    My Kids!

  46. Maria B says:

    I would take my little girl to see the movie.

  47. jessica edwards says:

    I’m going with my 7 yr old daughter.

  48. Jessica Peeling says:

    With my boyfriend and his niece!

  49. Jamie Williams says:

    Id love to take my 9 year old daughter to see it.

  50. Diana B says:

    This is perfect timing because I just watched the Shaun the Sheep movie with my daughters today.

  51. tina reynolds says:

    I want to go see with my three kiddos and hubby

  52. Rebecca says:

    My kids would love this!

  53. breanna pollard says:

    I’m going with my friends and family.

  54. Missy says:

    I am going to see it with my niece.

  55. miranda says:

    with my kids

  56. Brittany harper says:

    My son has been begging to see this so I will be taking him

  57. Robin says:

    I’m planning on taking my son to the movie

  58. Heidi Daily says:

    My daughter is very excited to go see Shaun the Sheep

  59. Holly Mitkowski says:

    I’ll be taking my younger brother who is autistic to see it! He LOVES these movies!

  60. liz l says:

    My nephew

  61. Ronda says:

    I will be going with my nephew.

  62. Gabrielle Dunai says:

    My son

  63. julie moore says:

    I am going to see it with my daughter

  64. Ellie Wright says:

    I plan on taking my two little grandsons to see this.

  65. gary says:

    I will take my grandkids

  66. Stephanie B says:

    My niece makes for the most perfect movie date!

  67. chera says:

    my son and husband and I would enjoy this family film together

  68. Lula Ruger says:

    I am going with my grandson

  69. Alicia L. says:

    I would love to watch this with my boys. we try to do a movie night at least once a week 🙂

  70. Amy says:

    I would love to take my daughter

  71. Meg says:

    This would be so great to take my grandaughter to

  72. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I am going to see it with my kids and my fiance! 🙂

  73. Melinda Stephens says:

    I want to go see it with my son or my husband.

  74. jill says:

    this movie looks really cute

  75. Daniel M says:

    my niece & nephew want to see it

  76. Kristie says:

    I would go with my husband please. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  77. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I would take my son and husband.

  78. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’ll see it with my nieces and nephews!

  79. Hesper Fry says:

    I would see it with my daughter.

  80. anne says:

    I’m going to see the movie with my 2 children and their cousins!!

  81. Kayla S. says:

    I will go with my whole family.

  82. misty w says:

    with my kids!

  83. I would absolutely watch this with my kiddos!

  84. Jennifer Nielsen says:

    My oldest. She is 4 now. Shaun was the first TV show she got to watch and we still love him til this day!

  85. Claire Quaile says:

    My daughter 🙂 We love Shaun!

  86. Nicole C. says:

    I am going to see this movie with my niece.

  87. Lulu says:

    I would Really like to See the movie with my family!

  88. Jan Hammersmith says:

    My daughter

  89. Elizabeth H. says:

    My Boyfriend

  90. Lisa V. says:

    I would like to take my granddaughter.

  91. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    My kids and I would love a trip to the theater for family day out.

  92. Danielle Magee says:

    I would take my daughter.

  93. Laurie Emerson says:

    I am going to take my husband and two children to see this.

  94. Sand says:

    I would love to take my nephew to see it.

  95. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would take my nephew to see Shaun the Sheep.

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