Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.). LOVE this!
31 quarters in the jar at the beginning of the month, every day that they do not do their chores, they lose a quarter. Whatever is left at the end of the month they exchange for cash and the quarter jar is refilled. Not to do "allowance" for chores, but rather teach chores/responsibilities as how they contribute to family.
A great resource for raising confident kids
How to make an indoor swing. We are sooo putting a swing in the playroom doorway this winter!
Great Bubble DIY for Kids – Make Bubbles that Will Bounce. 1 C distilled drinking water 1 Tablespoon dish soap 1 Teaspoon of glycerin (I ordered mine online) straw (this is just what I chose to blow the bubbles with, Im assuming you can use a typical bubble wand) 1 clean glove (or sock) – (this is to keep the bubble from popping)
Rainbow Rice Garden for Play: This morning we made rainbow rice. I measured out the rice (4 cups) and put it in a Ziploc bag with about 2T of food coloring or liquid water colors (works great!) and 3 T of rubbing alcohol. The kids helped me mix the rice in the bags to spread the color. We put them on pans to dry in the sun. It all dried incredibly fast.