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My mom and her friend Lisa are having a girls night out and I am watching Lisa's daughter. I am eleven years old and we live with my grandparents and they would be right downstairs along with my three other siblings. The little girl's name is Gabriella. I was wondering if you had any tips on what kind of games and activities I could do with her?
She is 7 years old and loves girly stuff, I thought maybe makeovers with my "BIG GIRL STUFF" as my little sisters and their friends call it. Lisa has known my mom from home school groups, so she knows me pretty well and obviously trusts me. I will be charging her $5.00 for the night since this is my first time. But I want Ella to go home wanting me to babysit her again. So please feel free to post your thoughts on this. Also, if you know any small things I can do to maybe earn me some tips!
Drag out some of your crafting stuff (not all of it) Show her how to make things. How old were you when you learned to crochet? Maybe part of the evening could be used to start teaching her.
Seven year olds love to read aloud. Try taking turns reading pages from some of your chapter books.
I used to play "spelling railroad" with my son when he was about that age. It's a good game for riding in the car but you could do it in this situation. The first person spells a word and the next word has to begin with the last letter of that word. On and on it goes till someone decides that the next word will be the caboose.
Edible Peanut butter Playdough
1/2 cup Peanut butter
1/2 cup of honey
1 cup powdered milk
Knead until smooth
Let sit in fridge for 10 minutes
Let the kids play with and eat when allowed to have it
This is a fun activity to do with 4-9 year olds beings they love to play with finger foods!! if you have any questions about babysitting or any tips u can contact me at fox_racing94 AT yahoo.com Thanks i hope this helps bye!
You can do a scavenger hunt and at the end give her something like make-up.
I have to babysit a little girl and she is also seven. Normally we print out coloring pictures and color. Sometimes we will bake cookies together or make some pudding together. We normally go outside and play on her trampoline but most people don't have one. Hope I helped a little bit.
One thing I do while I'm baby sitting is you get out a bowl and pick out different snacks that would go well together and just toss is in the bowl then you can snack on that while doing some thing else, like watching a movie. Another thing you can do is get all the pillows at their house and try and stack them as high as you can. Take turns and make it a contest. The girl I baby sit loves that.
I am 15 and I babysit a 7 year old girl. She is very indecisive, and she also loves girly things. What I do, is I let her and I go up to my room and we do "beauty makeovers." She absolutely loves those. First, I do her, then she does my makeup. We also, play with dolls, do puzzles, charades, and one game my cousin made up for me when i was younger: Write on little pieces of paper of where to look to find another clue, and they have to figure out where that is, then when they find it, they have another clue. When they are done, give them a prize (candy, etc.)
Whenever I babysit for my 7 yr old "girly" neighbor, we always make bracelets and necklaces out of beads, she also loves to play dress up fashion show, and all kids love arts and crafts. Baking is always fun as well. if its a nice day, we go on a bike ride or a walk, or we can throw a frisbee outside.
There are a lot of things to do. Play dress up, make doll clothes, color, do experiments, make crafts, play active games. Don't leave the kid alone, or she'll give her parents a bad report. Make sure you're super fun and that she'll want to see you again. For tips, I'm not sure. Just make sure you're patient. Don't yell at her, persuade her to listen by offering rewards or turning a task into a fun activity or challenge. For example: If it's time to get ready for bed, look her in the face, make your voice excited, and say, "I bet you can't get ready for bed in under 5 minutes." Kids love challenges. Here's how not to get fired: Don't leave her alone. Don't leave behind a mess- clean up as you go. Follow all the rules. Make sure you are always doing an engaging, physical activity. She'll go to her parents and beg to have you again. Pay her special attention, make her feel important.
When I baby sit I usually see what they like to do. Most all kids under eleven like to play with stuff an average person would. You can make puppets from paper bags. You could get on line and print coloring sheets. You could get some high heels and stuff and let them have a fashion show. You could let them dance to music. You could take them to a park if there is one nearby. Take them for a walk. Make up some creative things out of old materials. Trust me, I do this all the time. It actually works.