GENIUS!!!For the kids at the restaurant while you're waiting for your food: DIY busy wallet! pick up a cheap wallet. fill it with pictures, scrap scrapbook papers, stickers, and various treasures. What kid doesn't love destroying a wallet!!
Do everything without whining, complaining or arguing. Every one has their own jar. Start off the week with a set amount of quarters in each jar. If they are caught whining or complaining, they lose a quarter. At the end of the week, they get the money that's left or you could put it towards an activity.
I love this idea. Fill a jar full of activities for kids to do all summer long. The pdf of ideas is a good starting point but some of the spelling is not great. Have the kids help you make jar at the beginning of the summer, have them create some of their own. Also a good idea for adults, create your own idea generator.
Here's a great Lazy Mom Tip for getting the house picked up! Clutter Busting Game using ping pong balls-Each person chooses a ball, completes the task, then chooses another one. After 30 minutes, whoever has the most balls gets a prize -- like a no-chores day, or gets to pick a movie. - Such a great idea!"