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Intentional Activity:

Planned TV Time

PLAN to watch a specific show at a specific time. Let your child pick something they want to watch, and get into it just as much as they do. Sit next to them, laugh along, engage, be intentional!

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Even if you do not have a TV subscription, Nextflix, or anything paid, find a show on YouTube. It can be a quick 5-10 minute video or a 30 minute show. Either way, turn your TV/tablet into a tool to be intentional with your child.

It doesn't have to be educational. It is ok for it to simply be for fun and amusement. And even though it will probably not be something you want to watch, be sure to get just as excited for it as your child.

Last note, put your phone or any other distraction down. Be present, even while watching TV with your child. Make something as simple as a TV show an intentional activity!

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Don't mind the mess, encourage it and bond together over painting anything and everything! From painting gifts for family members to rocks to place out in the garden, take the time to be creating together.

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3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14

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General Fun


Just for Fun


5-15min, 15-30min, 30min-1hr

We hope you enjoy the Intentional Activities recommended. We strive to bring you quality content and ideas to assist in the continual pursuit of your children. Please understand your child's abilities and use discretion when partaking in any idea or activity listed on The Intentional Father. The Intentional Father is not liable for any harm caused.

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