Rainbow Rice Garden for Play: Measure rice cups) and put it in a Ziploc bag with about of food coloring or liquid water colors (works great!) and 3 T of rubbing alcohol. mix the rice in the bags to spread the color.
Great ideas to surprise kids that don't involve money. These are the kinds of things they truly remember! Read the fun ideas in the post, but don't stop there - there are lots of neat things in the comments, too!
Your child receives a quarter each time she helps out. Then she can "buy" from the house "store." Teach her about money & responsibility.- I like the house store idea. And you buy the stuff yourself without taking them to the store & going wild!
Love this Idea - despite the fact that I am not fond of balloons :-) A fun tradition to do with your kids every year on their birthday. Cover the floor of their room with balloons while they sleep. That way they have a big surprise when they wake up.