101 Things to Do When Kids Say "I'm Bored" Nix boredom in the bud with this list of fun (and low cost, low stress) activities to keep your kids occupied and happy. http://www.care.com/child-care-101-things-to-do-when-kids-say-im-bored-p1017-q39171288.html
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 remains. Must start NOW!!!:)
Fun idea: If you don't pick something up after one warning, this mom confiscates it and puts it in a "ransom box." The only way you can get it back is to draw a task from the envelope attached to the box lid. Her tasks are hilarious!