Plan a Year of Dates for your kids


When I think back into my childhood, one of my favorite memories is the time my dad took me to the new aquarium. I remember him opening the car door for me, paying for the tickets, escorting me around, us touching the stingrays and sharks and going out to dinner.

A close second, are the nights I used to go out with my mom to the mall. We would drive around talking, we would go shopping and always get dessert - it was usually Auntie Anne's from the mall with a lemonade.

Plan a Year of Dates for your kids. Great Christmas Present. Free Printables

In both instances, my parents were taking me on dates. From my dad's perspective, he wanted to teach me how a man is supposed to treat a woman. From my mom's perspective, we were building a relationship. From my perspective, I got memories that will stick with me forever. Those 'dates' have built a foundation on which my relationship with my parents. Now my husband and I are using this as a way to build that same relationship with our daughter.


Plan a Year of Dates for your kids. Great Christmas Present. Free Printables

The one thing I do wish, is that these dates were more often. I never knew when I would go out shopping with my mom again or go to Cowtown with my dad. It's not necessarily a bad thing, I looked forward to the times I did spend with them, but I want to make sure that I am planning time with my daughter in my calendar as a priority in my life. My mom always said to me, "Think about what you didn't like (about how someone else did it) and change it." So that is what I am doing. And I'm doing it for you too.

Plan a Year of Dates for your kids. Great Christmas Present. Free Printables

Planning dates for your kids can be fun and easy, if you have the right tools. I have created printables so that you can plan, create and gift your kids a year of dates with ease!

The package includes:

  • Over 50 kid date ideas - for Moms, Dads, Sons & Daughters
  • Planning Page for the Year
  • Fill in the Blank Cards for each month of the year - Boy and Girl color variations
  • Fill in the Blank Labels for the front of your envelope - Boy and Girl color variations
  • Easy to follow directions

I am using these to plan a year of dates with our soon to be 2 year old - never too early to start a new habit!

Plan a Year of Dates for your kids. Great Christmas Present. Free Printables

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If you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to help you!

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45 comments

  1. We are trying to plan out monthly 1:1 dates with our kids too. I'm finding it even more necessary as my boys get older and into the teen years. It's one of my monthly goals, and the key is to put it on the calendar! Visiting from This is How We Roll

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    1. You are so right! These printables will for sure help you to keep it all organized. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. This is the sweetest idea! Ever since I had my baby girl, I can tell my son is having a hard time adjusting to not being the only child. This would be so good for him! I definitely need to spend one on one time with him and this is a great idea!

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    1. This would be perfect for him! Something special for him and mommy...perfect!

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  3. We try to have 1 on 1 days out with our kids to. Your printables look great!

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  4. This is such a great idea! We all have too much stuff, you can never have enough memories!

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  5. This is fantastic! My daughter would absolutely love it!

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  6. I love this. Such a great idea. I will have to try this with my boys.

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  7. this is such a great idea. You think you are spending time with your kids but this makes it quality not quantity

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  8. I love this idea! It's a great way to spend more time with my kids and it makes a great clutter-free gift :)

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    1. Yes! Nothing to keep in the house, clean up after or grow out of!

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  9. Love this idea. As my kids get older, it's hard to find them gifts. These would be perfect!

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  10. This is such a lovely idea. Your daughter will treasure those moments when she's older. This is actually good inspiration to create more "dates" with anyone you love (not just children) so you can make more memories. :)

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    1. Yes! I did this for my husband for a couple years - but his dates were a bit more intensive :)

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  11. this is such an awesome thing to do for your kids! I love spending quality time out with my daughter doing something & I have a hard time relating to the people who don't spend alot of time with their kids. Kids are awesome! ;)

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    1. They really are! And surprising too - either by what they know (more than you think) or what they can do (more than you think) or how they think.

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  12. I love aquariums! This is such a cute idea!

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  13. This is a really creative idea. Something fun to plan with your kids as well as enjoy.

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  14. I loved this! We have taken our kids on some dates and it was such a special time for me as well. I really need to make an effort to do this more often. These are the moments in parenting I usually never forget. The printables are a great idea too. Thanks for linking up at #100HappyDays!

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    1. Thanks for hosting! Doing it more often is why I plan a year - then there is no excuse :)

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  15. Such a wonderful post! I have always tried to devote one-on-one time with my kids. It does wonders for the relationship as they grow and become teenagers.

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    1. It really does. I remember more the dates with my mom as a teenager than my dad - but that is what I needed more of at that time

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  16. I love this!! We have three boys so we go on mommy dates about once a month...but it is challenging with three kids to do it consistently. I try to find FREE - Cheap things to do with them to show I love them and want to do something fun also :) Thanks for the great post! Found you at #100HappyDays!!!

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    1. I can imagine. The cheap and free things are good - but it is always nice to throw in a 'splurge'. Even if it's just a nicer restaurant or a movie.

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  17. This is the most adorable thing I've read all week - I love this! And that you are not only doing the dates, but that you have those pieces of paper to remember them. So fun!

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    1. Thank you! Yes - it becomes then a memory that they can keep. I would actually suggest having them write on the back their favorite part. :)

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  18. This is such a cute idea! I always love doing things with my son just with us and dad is the same

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  19. Omg cutest printables ever!!!! I have a little girl that these would be great for :)

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  20. I dig this idea. Thank you for the inspiration. I think I will do with with my kid who will be in college next year. That way he has to make time for me, and I can see if he is eating and health. If you ever need inspiration I host blog dares. Here is the link to the page. Have a great night and Thank you again.
    http://atmycounter.blogspot.com/p/the-blog-dares-so-far.html

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    1. That is a great idea! Such a simple way to ensure you get to spend some time with him! I love it!

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  21. I love this! I want to do it for next year for sure!

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  22. I love this idea. We did a year of dates for ourselves as a couple for valentines day, but to share with your kids is an incredible idea. Guaranteed time and special days with them. xx #justanotherlinky

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    1. We did it too. I gifted it to my husband for 2 years. That's where I thought to now do it for my daughter.

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  23. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  24. This is such a wonderful way of being deliberate about spending time with your munchkin one-on-one! :D I really love it, and so organized too... Thank you for linking up at Friday Frivolity!

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  25. What I great idea, something for parent and child to look forward too!

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  26. What a creative idea and so meaningful for your kids! Visiting from the Modest Mom. Blessings!

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  27. This is such a wonderful idea! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  28. What a great idea! These moments are so special and a beautiful way to create lasting memories. Great post & thank you for linking up to #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

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  29. Oh wow! This is such a fantastic idea. Never thought about this before. Such a lovely way to make memories!
    Thanks so much for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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  30. This is such a great idea! I always try to do something special with my girls on Saturdays, but this makes plans more concrete. Thanks for the idea!

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  31. How adorable! That date card is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you'll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

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  32. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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  33. This is such an awesome idea. We are intentionally giving more gifts that are experience based rather than material. When you look back on childhood, the majority of the time you remember the experience you had rather than the toy you played with. Pinning this for future use!

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  34. I love this! I try to spend one on one time with my kids, but this would be so much more intentional.

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