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. -- great idea!

Baba's 'I'm Bored' Jar, 101 activities for the jar

Another idea for teaching kids to pick up their stuff.

After the kiddos are done their regular chores they can pick a "work for hire" job to get money. GREAT IDEA!

Pick-a-Stick Chores

For my boys.

Toy Ransom Card - mom picks up a toy that has been left out, child must do a chore to get it back.

Make the “Mom, I’m bored” jar for when your kids are “BORED!”

Dinner time family discussion prompts. love the idea. Use fun and silly questions for a good time. love it.

Activity tower: kids feel they can "help" with cooking! great idea!

Shaving cream filled balloons. I am not going to lie this looks like a blast.....haha

pipe cleaners and a colander to keep them busy on a rainy/snowy day!

The ULTIMATE KID PIN!!!! Features over 2000 super fun kids activities!!

How to Make a Summer Schedule for Kids Plus activities for summer- do chores and reading earlier to get them out of the way before play

Calm Mind Jar- this is great to use for kids who need a time out; small amt of glitter in a mason jar of water, they shake it, come find you when 'it' is calm...they usually are, too! I would have to use a plastic jar, and glue the lid on first. ;-)

Finally a website with little boy crafts!!

30 days of Outdoor Activities for kids

The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide: Infant Activities & Toddler Activities - GREAT ideas!

Ice Cream kids toy. Fun!

The Uh Oh Bucket - "You left it out, I picked it up. I've got your stuff , you're out of luck! To get it back must do a chore, and again it is yours just like before!"