Keeping the Kids Busy : Toddler Boredom Busters! This is probably one of the best ones I've seen. I just happened to already do a lot of these with Allie, and it's the stuff she asks to do over and over again.
When the kids do their chores right away, with a good attitude and according to mom's standards, you reward them with a few points. They save these points and then at least once a week open a "family store."