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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 1 decade ago

BABYSITTING HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, so i am babysitting this 7 year old girl up the street tomorrow for 3 hours and i have no idea what to do with her!!! *ANY IDEAs ARE VERY HELPFUL!* please help!

* i will pick my favorite one as a best answer!*

Update:

I want to thanks you all sooo much and also let u know that my faovrite ideas were a movie and making and decorating cookies! thanks so much and if you have any more idea please post!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    okay relax. first of all pic a two hour movie. when you get to her house MAKE COOKIES! i do this with all the kids i care for cuz they love it. make a few sugar cookies and decorate em. they take 20 minuets to bake and 30 minuets to decorate. if that isnt aloud pop some popcorn and wach the movie! thats two hours down the drain! all together you have the three house summed up!

    happy babysitting!

  • 1 decade ago

    I ****** rock at babysitting.

    Ok get a bag of somesort (like a backback or a purse thing) and put some stuff in it you think she might like. ie. a coloring book, a doll, a truck, a video game, a movie

    When you get to her house, act friendly. Don't try to act older than her and don't shun things that she says that you might think is immature. Act like a kid (just don't act retarded). Do the things she wants to do. And if you run out of things to do then you can pull something out of your bag. Kids love that kind of thing. It's a surprise for them.

    Remember you were hired to look after the child, to make sure the child is safe, and make sure it has food to eat if needed.

    You weren't hired to make sure the child has a good time, but you will be hired again of the child does have a good time. You might have more fun sitting on the couch watching tv but the child wants to be interacted with. The child will always report the parent and tell them how the time went. If the child had fun, then you will be hired again.

    Good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    Ideas:

    1. Play with her outside... try playing baseball or soccer (don't be rough and let her win)

    2. Afterwards, go eat some ice-cream inside.

    3. Play a board game.

    4. Draw some pictures.

    5. The Pretend Game (pretend you are running away from pirates and you both need to help each other out to succeed)

  • 1 decade ago

    Do an art and craft; like macaroni house on paper or gingerbread man, you can paint with waterpaint, make a picture book, tell her to draw a her dream room and you guys can color it together, also if its nice take a walk to the park, read her a book and you can watch a kid friendly movie and make popcorn..do one or two activites that way you both don't get to bored and she's also learning while having fun...just think about what you liked when you were a kid...be creative its fun.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Seven year old girl huh?

    well, they can be tricky. . .

    I'm an Aunt to three nieces and have had to baby-sit them since I was probably eleven.

    well, there are many things you can do with her

    girls right now seems to absolutely LOVE Hannah Montana, so maybe, if her parents say it's okay

    you can tell her that you're going to give her a Hannah Montana make-over

    and fix her hair, and maybe glitter up her nails

    but don't go all crazy. . .hahaha

    if her parents don't give you consent to do that, or if she just doesn't like Hannah Montana

    but she still likes the idea of 'make-over', then you guys can go online to the following site:

    www.girlsgogames.com/games/makeover.html

    www.girlgames4u.com

    they have tons of those games. This stuff would really work if she's girly. idk, think you can tell a bit more about her?

  • 1 decade ago

    OHH I LOVE KIDS! WELL FIRST YOU ARE GONNA NEED YOU PATIENCE!!! LOL BUT THERE IS ALOT YOU CAN DO! GET SOME COLORING BOOKS, YOU CAN GO TO THE STORE AND GET SOME OF THOSE CHEAP KITS TO MAKE NECKLACES AND BRACLETS! YOU GUYS CAN GO TO THE PARK AND RACE, RIDE BIKES "WITH HELMETS"!, BAKE SOME COOKIES, GET A GOOD MOVIE TO WATCH!, BLOW BUBBLES,GET SOME CHALK AND WRITE ON THE SIDE WALK, HAVE A WATER BALOON FIGHT!!! I HAVE SO MANY GREAT IDEAS I LOVE KIDS AND YOU MUST REMEMER KIDS THESE DAYS HAVE SO MUCH ENEGY!!!! SO MAKE IT FUN AND IF SHE HAS A GOOD TIME YOU JUST MIGHT BE A PERMENANT BABYSITTER!!!! WELL GODO LUCK WISH I WAS THERE TO HELP!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    3 hours will go by very quickly. You could color, watch a movie, make cookies (becareful with her and the oven). Maybe ride bikes, play school, play a board game, whatever things they have around the house that could be safe and fun! Goodluck and have fun!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    watch a movie G rated like a disney movie that will take up some time then you can do a craft with her maybe coloring and then you can read a book to maybe and pkay outside for a little unless it is dark so i hope i helped good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    ok i got the perfect solution bring some boardgames like scrabble or life.... also bring a cupple snacks like a soda for u and probably some chocolate milk for her.... bring a barbie princess movie for her to watch in her room... wait for her to get all into the movie and just say ill be right back...leave the dorr half way open and go to the living room and just chill and call one of your frineds

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    first see what she likes if she is a girlie girl play dress up,draw pictures,take pictures,watch a movie like cinderella.

    if shes not into that kinda stuff take her to the park,ride bikes,shoot hoops.

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