“Date Me” – Pick a Date can
Friendship is the theme of the week and this can will make spending time together FUN!
What you need:
Small Paint Can (got mine at Lowes)
Small Popsicle Sticks
Optional: Glitter Glue & Gems
Step One: Paint your sticks
You can make this any way you wish. We used:
Blue = Fun around the house
Green = Shopping!
Yellow = Fun for Me… something the husband or wife really enjoys that you can both do together
Red = Love & Romance
White = Peaceful … a relaxing activity
Purple = Charitable Activity
Step Two: Optional– For the Female Sticks add glitter glue & gems
Both the husband and the wife will come up with 2-3 ideas for each category. In order to identify hers from his when selecting the activities we added a little bling.
Step Three: Attach letters to can (call it anything you want - be creative)
Step Four: Write Activities on the sticks
Spend some time with your spouse discovering what he thinks would be fun activities for each category. This could be a date all in itself. Go out to lunch or dinner or go grab some coffee and talk. It works best if you write down your husband's responses. This allows him to think freely. You can transfer the information to the sticks later.
Now have some fun.
Pick a color coded stick depending on what you are in the mood for, shopping, spending time around the house, Fun For Me, peaceful, or do some charity work. The point is – spend quality time TOGETHER.
Date Can Activity Ideas:
My husband and I spent some time over morning coffee talking about our favorite activities. I told him the categories and wrote down his responses on a sheet of paper and transferred them to the date sticks. The great part is that since they are his ideas he will be looking forward to doing them! Here is what we came up with:
His Favorite Activities: Her Favorite Activies:
White / Peaceful & Relaxing White / Peaceful & Relaxing
Visit the Botanical Gardens Watch Family Videos
Walk around the Zoo Swimming
Feed the ducks at the local Park Read to each other
Green / Shopping Green / Shopping
Sporting Goods Store Bath & Body Works
Western Wear Store Dollar Store
Polo Outlet Christian Book Store
Yellow / Fun For Me Yellow / Fun For Me
Golf Range Go to a movie
Shooting Range Get a facial
Red / Love & Romance Red / Love & Romance
Midnight Swimming Candlelit Dinner
Closed Bedroom Door Music on Back Patio
Blue / Around the House Blue / Around the House
Clean the Garage Organize a Closet
Play Chess Popcorn & a movie
Purple / Charitable Activity Purple / Charitable Activity
Take treats to Dog Shelter Take food to Food Pantry
Take items to Homeless Shelter Take clothes to Good Will
Help a Neighbor Items to Crisis Pregnancy Center