Last Thursday, Madison and I participated in our first Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. My daughter joined over 300 kids who also participated at my place of employment and enjoyed many fun, educational activities sponsored by them. My employer organized a bunch of group activities with the children and also allowed for ‘shadow’ time with mommy or daddy. Here’s a recap of Madison’s first experience.
Of course, we couldn’t start the work day without a Mommy + Me treat from Starbucks (lol).
Scheduled Activities for Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day
- Group breakfast and lunch. My employer organized buffet style lunch for the children in our cafeterias where the children were able to eat and mix & mingle with their peers.
- Community service project. This was a group project for all ages. The children were grouped into smaller groups and made ‘goodie’ bags for children in need. Some of the older children stuffed bags with baby goods for expecting mothers. These bags were then shipped off to help families in need.
- STEM project. Science Explorers hosted a STEM project where the children created “Matter Monsters”. My daughter was so excited to learn about chemical reactions and, of course, create her own. This project was so easy that I plan to do this again with my daughter and their cousins.
- Ice Cream party. What kid doesn’t like ice cream?!? The children were able to create their own ice cream sundaes. Yummy!
At the end of the day, the children were pumped up and ready to come another day to work. Unfortunately, I had to explain to my daughter that the activities she participated in does not occur every day – I can only wish this was the case…big bummer to being an adult (lol).
We would love to hear about your child’s experience joining mommy and/or daddy at work…please share below!
With love + caffeine,