wikiHow to Have Fun with Your Babysitter

Having a babysitter may seem boring. However, she may be more fun than you expect. This article will provide different ideas for you to try with your babysitter to ensure that you both have a good time.


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    Finish your homework. Do your best to complete your assignments in order to have more time to play. Ask your babysitter for help if necessary, but make sure that you do most of the work by yourself. By showing that you are mature enough to finish your tasks first, you will earn respect from your babysitter.
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    Play board games. There are a variety of different games that you could choose from. Take turns making the decisions, as it is not nice to be bossy. Ask your babysitter if she can teach you new ones. You could also entertain her with your favorite game or tricks.
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    Take turns hiding a toy. Give your babysitter hints on the location of the toy as she searches for it, saying "hot" when she grows closer to it and "cold" when she is moving further away from it. To add competition to the game, set up a time limit and a small reward for the winner. If you win, share the prize with her to show your kindness and generosity.
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    Have a conversation with your babysitter. Get to know her over a snack. Tell her about your day, and listen to her as she talks about hers. Be open to a variety of topics, such as homework, friends, upcoming events, and other subjects similar to those. Learn to to be a good listener and allow her to talk as well. Ask polite questions about her life, but avoid being nosy or inappropriate.
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    Participate in a variety of games. Play hide and seek, tag, and other games that exercises your bodies. If you are allowed go outside, spend some time with nature and pick flowers for your babysitter. You could also ask your parents for permission to go to the park beforehand.
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    Eat dinner together. Spend time watching television shows together, and make sure that you ask your babysitter what she wants to watch. Use your table manners when sharing meals together to show her that you are well cultured.
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    Participate in crafts together. Color pictures, and do fun projects with your babysitter. However, always make sure that she agrees with your choice, and don't force her to participate in activities that she doesn't like. Be sure that she understands that she has a say in the final decision too.
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    Say goodbye to your babysitter. When your parents arrive home, nicely tell your babysitter goodbye. Be sure to thank her for taking care of you. If you feel like it is appropriate, give her a hug before she leaves.
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  • Be respectful; after all they are giving up their free time to have fun with and take care of you!
  • Don't try to "pull one over" on your babysitter by telling them that a rule your parents have doesn't exist, such as "my parents let me stay up past 9pm", "it's okay if I watch horror movies or play on the computer" etc.
  • Use your manners, such as "Yes, ma'am" ,"No, Sir", "Please" and "Thank you".
  • If your babysitter doesn't let you eat in the family room, eat junk food or play outside when your parents are away don't get mad - you might upset your sitter. Besides, they probably are just following the rules.
  • If you have a sibling, don't fight with them.
  • Don't keep asking to do the same thing over and over again because they will get mad.
  • If your babysitter has homework, leave them alone, and find something else to do like read, draw, do YOUR homework and if your parents let you, play outside.
  • Don't think of them as your babysitter, try to think of them as a friend you respect.


  • Do not do anything you know you're not allowed to do. Even if you don't know it, your mom or dad and your babysitter have talked and your babysitter knows the rules. Your babysitter is a person who would like to have a little fun, but she would not be able to allow you to do anything against the rules, because she would get into trouble!

Things You'll Need

  • Babysitter
  • Games
  • A good sitter
  • A good mood
  • Toys

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Categories: Babysitting | Boredom Busters