25 Child-Like Things to do as an Adult

A couple weekends ago, I was taking public transit downtown to visit a couple of friends. While I was on the bus, I became aware of three children interacting and was filled with a new sense of hope. This is because these three children had never met prior to taking the bus but had gained three new friends. The simple act of them interacting inspired me to list child-like activities we can do as adults to keep the innocence in our hearts alive.

25 Child-Like Things to do as an Adult

  1. Purchase a colouring book and coloured pencils.
  2. Go to the park and blow bubbles.
  3. Go to a bulk store and purchase only $5 worth of candy.
  4. Paint your finger nails and toe nails in a bright colour.
  5. Take public transit on a new adventure.
  6. Watch an animated movie.
  7. Try to not use your cell phone for the day.
  8. Build a fort in your living room.
  9. Purchase a disposable camera and develop the film.
  10. Have a pizza party.
  11. Go to an amusement or water park.
  12. Have a board game night.
  13. Finger paint or make a craft.
  14. Learn a simple song on the piano, guitar, or ukulele.
  15. Build a sandcastle on the beach.
  16. Download an arcade game on your cell phone or computer.
  17. Plant flowers in your backyard.
  18. Go to the library and read.
  19. Put your hair in pigtails or braids.
  20. Bake cupcakes.
  21. Wear temporary tattoos.
  22. Make a ‘throwback’ music playlist.
  23. Collect sea shells on a beach or throw rocks across a pond.
  24. Go to the zoo or to a pet store.
  25. Play simple card games like go fish.

This list could go on and on because the ability to act like a child is still deep within an adult’s heart. Don’t let the hatred that takes place in this world ruin your sense of wonder.

What’s your favourite child-like activity?

Let me know in the comments bellow!

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Laurel Astridge
Laurel Astridge

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  1. July 24, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    This is such a cute list of ideas! I love the baby photos haha

  2. Sonya Astridge
    July 24, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Blow bubbles in the bathtub, whoops just kidding! Blowing bubbles with the children at the Alzheimer Walk at the Children’s section.

    • July 30, 2017 / 5:18 pm

      Blowing bubbles at that event with the children sounds like so much fun!

  3. August 1, 2017 / 9:15 am

    I’m turning 26 in a few weeks and I still do everything on the list except 9 and 17 hahaha!

    • August 1, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Well, Teesh it looks like you need to purchase a disposable camera and a house plant! Happy Early Birthday!

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