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Intentional Activity:

Dad Joke Competition

Come up with your best/worse Dad jokes and try to make each other laugh!

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Sit down across the table from each other, trying to be completely serious. Go one after the other telling the silliest, goofiest, Dad jokes you can think of! If you make the other person laugh, you get a point.

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Before or after dinner, to help release the ever present kid wiggles, set up a family dance party. Get a speaker and some favorite family tunes going. Let your child make up a dance move and let everyone else copy it for a bit. This allows them to "own" their own rhythm, and it is very fun to see what they come up with!

Family Dance Party


Create a game that involves you wrestling your children. Make a pillow pile for safe landings. Be a monster, be an animal, be something that can be wild and encourage your child to let loose and release all that energy they have. Many studies show the neurological firing; dopamine and serotonin increase, let alone pure simplistic happiness, occurs during positive physical contact and hands on playing with children.



Either on your phone or an old photo album, intentionally set aside time to sit down together and look through old pictures!

Look Through Photos Together

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6-8, 9-11, 12-14

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General Fun


Just for Fun

Free, $0-$10

5-15min, 15-30min

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