4. Include them in your favorite activity.
Kids are naturally curious about the things the people they love enjoy doing. Do you like to practice yoga? Find a family-friendly yoga class you can both attend. Do you paint? Invite them to a special painting session with a canvas all their own. Play an instrument or love live music? Take them to a drum circle.
When you invite them to share something you're passionate about, they'll remember it forever.
5. Create a photography adventure.
Kids are constantly around people taking photos, and from an early age many show an interest in taking part.
So, curate a photographic adventure for the little one you love. Take them somewhere special in search of eye-catching subjects, and help them develop a sense of attention to detail and framing as you snap pictures together. Or, throw a protective case on your phone and just let them click away.
Afterward, choose a collection of your favorites and print them for display.
6. Take a trip to a children's museum.
This isn't a new idea, but it bears repeating. If there's a children's museum near you, set aside an afternoon and take them to play.
They'll love spending the time with you, and they'll have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of exhibits that they find most interesting.
7. Plan a fancy night out.
Set a date, encourage your kid to get dressed up, and go do something fancy!
For example, head to afternoon high tea and desserts. Do dinner and let them choose a meal from the regular menu and order a special drink (look for something on the cocktail menu that would be good sans alcohol). Or take them to an event they would like, especially if it isn't specifically for kids. Basically, create an opportunity for them to feel important and grown-up.