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.
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.
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! We are definitely going to need indoor activities this winter!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.