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10 Fun Activities for Kids and the Young at Heart

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There are certain activities that we tend to consider “for kids.” But that doesn’t mean they’re off-limits for adults. In fact, many adults will admit that they have a few favorite kid activities that they indulge in often for fun.

The Reddit community shared their favorite pastimes by answering the question, “What is “for kids” that you continue to thoroughly enjoy as an adult?”

1. Swing Time

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One writer says, “Swings – makes me feel 5 years old again!” Who doesn’t love a spurt of swinging? Bonus points for “marrying” your friend by swinging in sync or jumping off when you’re done.

2. Climbing the Stairs

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Remember when you used to climb the stairs on all fours like a wild animal? Well, it’s still a lot of fun as an adult.

One Redditor says, “Going up the stairs on all fours will always be fun.”

3. Afternoon Naps

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As a young kid, it seemed there was always something better to do than lay down and sleep. As an adult? A chance to take a nap is oh-so sweet.

“Naps. The older we get the better they are!” says one user.

4. No Cares in the World

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Kids have a knack for being goofy. They dance, sing, tell funny stories, experiment, and aren’t afraid of making a fool of themselves. Throwing caution to the wind and tapping into that inner child can feel good as a grown-up.

One user explains it perfectly with three words, “Just bein silly.”

5. Animated Shows

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Whether you have favorite cartoons or movies from your childhood, there’s nothing like a lighthearted, nostalgic show to melt away a stressful day.

One user writes, “Animated movies in general. I can still enjoy them. When I’ve had a rough day or if I’m just feeling down, I can put on something wholesome, funny, or nostalgic and it makes me feel better.”

6. Playing with LEGO

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There’s something therapeutic about building something without hands. Kid toys like LEGO, tinker toys, linking logs, and magnetic blocks are fun for all ages.

7. Sticker Fun

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Many Redditors excitedly talk about their passion for stickers. Some collect them now or stick them in notebooks or on good old water bottles. Some recall the fun fuzzy and scratch-and-sniff stickers that they now have in their collection.

One funny comment revealed the truth, “When I was a TA I would give stickers to my grown adult college students on their assignments. They would get SO STOKED.”

8. Video Games

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Video games are not just for kids. But some adults specifically talk about their favorite childhood classics on their PlayStations and Nintendo sets.

One Redditor says, “According to my wife “wasting time playing that stupid Nintendo”. It’s a PS5 and I’m lucky if I can spend 2-3 hrs a week on it.”

9. Pokemon

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All ages enjoy the fun of Pokemon via games, collections, and more.

One user writes, “Pokemon. Started with Red when I was 5 and haven’t stopped since. Doubt I ever will. If anything my enjoyment of Pokemon is becoming more child like.”

10. The Snacks

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Who doesn’t love childhood snacks and meals? They’re tasty and nostalgic for adults.

For example, one user says, “Goldfish. Its hard to resist when my niece is having them for a snack. I make a big show about me being a shark and eating them just so i can have some.”

11. Disney Sound Tracks

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“Disney animated movies. I am a big, mean looking 40 year old man. I drove to work listening to the sountrack to Moana.”

12. Stuffed Animals

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Sometimes you just need a good cuddle session with your favorite stuffed animal (or two). Or so says many Redditors.

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