National Opposite Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

Many people aren’t aware, but today (January 25th) is the official National Opposite Day in America. It’s the perfect opportunity to break free of our monotonous winter routines by trying something completely different. And for parents, it’s a unique opportunity to turn an ordinary winter day into a fun tradition the kids will love!

National Opposite Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

1. Breakfast for Dinner

One of the easiest ways for parents to celebrate National Opposite Day with their  kids is to make some of their favorite breakfast dishes for dinner. With more time to prepare and no morning rush, you’ll be able to upgrade their morning bowl of cereal for a breakfast menu with pancakes or waffles, and scrambled eggs.

2. Summer in Winter

The middle of winter is when your kids are missing their favorite summer activities the most. Make it feel like summer in your home on National Opposite Day by having a picnic inside for dinner. You and the kids could also set up a tent in the basement, bedroom or family room to have an impromptu camping trip in the house.

National Opposite Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

3. Take Things Apart

Instead of putting something together, try taking something apart. Better than a puzzle or a traditional board game, this kind of activity will help satisfy their curiosity about how things work. Get an antique analog clock you can take apart with them, or an old radio or typewriter. Supervise and to keep track of all the little pieces.

4. Simple Switches

Another easy way to celebrate National Opposite Day is to incorporate simple switches throughout the day. Give your kid the grownup mug for their morning orange juice. They’ll get a kick out of their parents having to use kiddie cups at your breakfast-for-dinner. They’ll also have fun trying to walk around in your big shoes.

National Opposite Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate with Kids

5. Bedtime Stories

Wind down National Opposite Day by giving your kids the opportunity to read their favorite bedtime story to you. It’s a good idea to move this up in the schedule so they still have a little energy to get through the story. Or, if you’re up for it, you could do a full bed swap and let your kids have the grownup bed all to themselves.


The great thing about National Opposite Day is that you don’t have to celebrate on January 25th. Turn any day on the calendar into an opposite day for you and your kids this winter. Mix things up, make some great memories and keep them entertained until summer rolls around with toys, games and more from Lakeside.

Top Ten Tricks for Traveling with Kids

Road-Trip-Planning-With-KidsMany people plan to travel during winter vacation to some fascinating destinations. Kids are thrilled to spend their vacations with other family members. However, they soon get irritated and bored during long drives. It’s not just makes them angry, but can also spoil your mood and travelling pleasure. You need to make some small efforts to keep them busy, happy, and cheerful. Therefore, you can take a sigh of relief and can enjoy the whole ride in good spirits.

1. Printed paper

Get some paper with different characters, pictures, and games such as pictures of family members to draw funny faces on them, kid’s favorite comic figures to fill with colors, tic-tac-toe, or hangman to have continuous fun.

2. Use home utensils

Bring a cookie sheet and felt magnets to help your make drawing easy by placing cookie sheet in their lap and magnets will help to keep things attached to the cookie tray.

3. Small treasures

Tiny treasure boxes with lots of tiny stones, gems and sticking letters, and shapes to let children decorate a sheet with.

4.Stick on

Grab some colorful stickers of various kinds and scotch tape along with vivid paper cards and paper scissors to keep kids busy in making scrap art on car windows.

5. Readable

Pick some comic books, kid’s storybooks, magazines, or else take Sudoku and word search activity stuff for kids with reading habits.

6. Cheap gifts

Before going on your journey, visit nearby toy stores and buy some cheap but colorful items that can be handy for travelling. Wrap them with trendy gift papers or tote bags to let your kids open them on the way.

7. Healthy and hydrated

While packing stuff like foods and drinks for travelling, select healthy food items that should also be delicious for your kids. You can take fresh fruits, dry fruits, homemade cookies, juices, and water to take care of your kids.

8. Sing with your heart

Kids and teenagers love to sing songs while going on vacation. You can also entertain them to sing funny songs or make your own song to make your kids laugh. Cracking jokes can also do the job.

9. Tiny snacks

For toddlers, its best to pack tiny snacks with in printed paper bags. In this way, you can handle their time-to-time popping hunger without getting irritated.

10. Get Photos

Another best option that can maintain the happy mood of your kids during the long journey is to take photos on every interesting spot along the way. All these pictures can make an interesting story of your journey, if you make holiday Christmas printed canvas to hold the memories on your wall a nostalgic source for your whole family after the event.

AtiqUr Rehman, devoted expert for Just4Canvas, is proficient web designer and a passionate writer. He gives his skilled view on home decor, travelling, shopping, and photography.

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