20 Date Ideas For You & Your Toddler

20 Date Ideas For You & Your Toddler

We get it; you’re busy! But you also know that spending one-on-one quality time with your toddler is important. 

In fact, parenting expert Amy McCreedy said it’s the best thing parents can do to improve their kids’ behavior.

“By far, the best thing you can do to improve your children’s behavior is spending time with them individually every day, giving them the positive attention and emotional connection they’re hard-wired to need,” she wrote.

Amy recommends at least 10 minutes of one-on-one time a day, but if you’re looking for special activities to do with your kids, you’ve come to the right place!

Today, we’re sharing 20 date ideas to try with your kids.

Related: 4 Easy Indoor Activities for Kids Under Two

(h2) 20 Date Ideas to Try With Your Kids

Below you’ll find a list of easy-to-organize date ideas you can try with your child. 

(Be sure to check your local COVID guidelines before planning your date night!)

  1. Explore a new park or nature path together.

  2. Try a new cookie recipe and share a batch with your neighbors.

  3. Check out a “Paint Your Own Pottery” studio.

  4. Ask your child about a topic he or she is interested in and head to the library to check out books on the subject.

  5. Visit a “pick you own fruit” orchard.

  6. Take your toddler out to breakfast before daycare drop-off.

  7. Get pedicures/manicures together.

  8. Watch a local sporting event.

  9. Watch a community play or performance.

  10. Dress up and take him/her out for a “fancy” dinner.

  11. Visit a local ice cream shop.

  12. Pick him/her up early from daycare for a special snack.

  13. Visit a local farmer’s market.

  14. Explore a neighboring town.

   15.  Head to a park and fly a kite.

  1. Feed ducks and geese at a local pond.

  2. Perform Random Acts of Kindness

   18. Head to Target and pick out a few new board games and snacks for a     Game Night.

  1. Buy a new Lego or craft set and build it together.

  2. Go on a scavenger hunt together. 

Wrapping Up

Remember: it’s all about quality time! Any amount of one-on-one time you spend with your toddler will be well worth the effort and investment of time.

Have you tried going on a special date with your toddler? What quality time activities have you found to be the most fun for both you and your little one? Let us know in the comments! 

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