Wish I would have discovered this idea 14 years ago! Trace their hand every first day of school . This will make me cry! Original craft is a cute idea also, but I love the idea of first day of school hand prints!
Love this idea: 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. This would even be good for adults! I want a bored jar!
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.
Chore Pins/Magnets- Kids choose the job and how much it's worth. At the end of the week, total amount is how much allowance they receive. ** giving kids options on chores/allowance and teaching about money!
So going to institute this 'Clean your room' check list for kids! Laminate and use a dry erase marker. =) No more checking and rechecking - "Is my room clean yet, Mom?" Don't call me until the checklist is complete :)
Easy and fun.Velcro + popsicle sticks make for great quiet time or restaurant activity. Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again. I found velcro dots at my local dollar store.
Boyer --- thought you might like this for when the girls are older! =) YOu can use magnets with chores on them to split it up between the girls (and any future kids you may adopt!) Convert old tray to magnetic chore chart.