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Bored Jar: if a kid complains of boredom they have to pick a slip & do the activity, good or bad. It might be getting a treat, it might be cleaning the room. Love it!

I'm going to do a bored jar. 200 scraps of paper with "go to your room" on it. Bored Jar: if a kid complains of boredom they have to pick a slip & do the activity, good or bad. It might be going for ice cream, it might be cleaning their room.

Better than kids getting paid for regular chores.  Without forcing them to do it, whichever kid wants the money will do it.

Chore System for the Kids, Customizable Chore Chart, and my favorite idea - Work for Hire. Great way for kids to earn a little extra money doing the chores that I don't like doing myself.

38 Kid Crafts and Boredom Busters for Spring Break

38 Kids Crafts & Boredom Busters for Spring Break & Summer - including homemade marshmallows!

33 Service Projects to do with your kids -- some ideas take little to no  time but can make an impact.

Millions of Miles: 33 Service Projects To Do With Your Kids~ Call it service learning. Call it parenting your gifted child. Call it giving back. Call it the 12 days of Christmas. Whatever you call it, it is a good idea.

Quarters for the month. Take one away each day chores are not done. At the end of the month, exchange any quarters for dollars.

Quarters for the month: Bed Making

I love this - Neat rewards system. 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.

Winter activities to keep kids moving during the colder months- includes indoor and outdoor activities with TONS of ways to stay active without leaving the house!

Winter activities to keep kids moving during the colder months- includes indoor and outdoor activities with TONS of ways to stay active without leaving the house! We are definitely going to need indoor activities this winter!

Love this lunchbox cupboard that Bridgette did - featured on OMF

Lunchbox cupboard: The kids pack their lunches--Pick one from each drawer (fruit, granola bars, snacks, desserts, drinks) The parent chooses what goes in the drawers but the child learns to make their own choice of what to eat.--Love this idea!

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How to Tint Bottles and Jars

Now, you too can have the same Amber BPA-Free Plastic Bottles and High Quality Black Pump Tops the team at Southern Zoomer uses to bottle their Premium Sweet Almond Oil. Our customers love them!

Add glow stick liquid to bottle of bubbles... Glowing Bubbles!  Perfect for a summer night. MUST TRY.

Add glow stick liquid to bottle of bubbles. Perfect for a summer night. So doing this! When I did this I could barely see a glow in the bubbles. Next time I think I will use less of the bubble soap or more glow sticks.

I so very want to do this!!!!

Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. May even help when you juSt need to calm down.

Just might be the cure for the complaining I can't stand from my 7 year old!

Mom - i'm bored. Fill a jar with summer boredom busters (PRINTABLE INCLUDED ON THIS POST). Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not, so before your kids decide to have you entertain them, they really need to decide if its worth it or not!

Do your kids use a million cups a day?! Magnets on the back, put on the fridge!

Magnet Cups for the Fridge. This is so smart! Place magnets on the back of your kids' cups and stick it to the fridge so they don't go through a million cups in a day!

All you need is 5 cups of regular flour and 1 cup of baby oil. Simply mix the two together and it turns into this silky soft sand. You can throw some sand toys into your tray or you can use items such as spoons and measuring cups

diy "moon sand" 5 cups of regular flour and 1 cup of baby oil. simply mix the two together and it turns into this silky soft sand. you can throw some sand toys into your tray or you can use items such as spoons and measuring cups

Chore charts: 8 DIY ideas | Today's Parent

Chore charts: 8 DIY ideas

Chore [or we say Contribution] Chart from Little Gray Table. Thrifted trays + fun colors + chalkboard paint + magnets (she used wood discs, but you could also use large glass floral stones)

Soap Mud! Soap mud is a soft, foamy, glorious goop, which is wonderful for squeezing and squishing with hands and feet! It is often referred to as "clean mud" as it really does have the feeling of warm, wet mud, but is made from soap and therefore leaves your children smelling delicious!

Sparkle Soap Mud

A pinner says: Soap Mud! Soap mud is a soft, foamy, glorious goop, which is wonderful for squeezing and squishing with hands and feet! It is often referred to as "clean mud" as it really does have the feeling of warm, wet mud.