What a good idea- Clutter Jail. If the kids leave it out, it goes in the clutter jail and they have to draw a card out of the community chest and complete the task to get their stuff back. Great way to teach responsibility.
Good idea to encourage and reward reading: free printable punch card bookmarks. Punch a hole each time kids read, and when the card is full they get a reward. Good idea for reluctant readers. Good idea for summer coming up.
It will be great to start a bible memory verse lesson with! And it will last, at least, half the year, if you do one letter weekly! Free Printable Scripture Cards: A Memory Verse for every letter of the alphabet!
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. some days I think that I need a calming jar.
Love this! Cleaning 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!
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As soon as the kiddos get home from school, they grab their jar and get to work on their chores. "Chores” can also include things like eating a snack, homework, reading, etc. as well as the usual chores.