8 Ways to Remember the Joys of Being a Child

children playing

Remember how fun being a kid was? So care-free with no worries, no job, no responsibilities, no taxes. Just eating snacks and playing with your friends all day long. Adults may look jealously upon their care-free children, but today is International Children Day, were we honor children and everything that is great about childhood. So not only should you celebrate your children today, but also bring out your inner child and have some good, old-fashioned, kid fun. Here are some ideas on how to be like a kid again.


Think about it, kids are always happy. A good attitude and a constant smile will help bring happiness to you as well.

kid smiling


Remember the things you loved back to when you were a kid. What were your favorite books, movies, and snacks? What did you do for fun? Do it again and share it with your children.

father and children playing basketball


Play the games you did when you were a kid such as freeze tag, hide and seek, hopscotch, etc.

children running

Play-doh and Crayons

Make worms with play-doh and pull out the crayons and coloring books.

girl coloring

Eat Cookies

Give your diet a day off and chew on some goodies.



Don’t wait for Throwback Thursday to pull out the scrapbooks and reminisce on your past. Look at photos of you as a child or take some fun pictures of your day of being a kid again.

child and a camera

Water Games

If the sun is shining wherever you are, then fill up the kiddie pool, turn on the hose, and bring out the spray guns. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

family playing with water

Hang Out With Some Kids

This is an easy way to revert to the child within for obvious reasons. Let some kids’ infectious giddiness spread.

family at the beach

Abby graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors degree in English and an emphasis in Writing Studies. She enjoys reading, writing, baking good food, and eating it too.