Friday Journals--kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Cute.
15 (More) Independent Activities for One-Year-Olds
Love this idea: each year kids must choose ten old toys to put in their Santa bags. These must be toys in decent shape that other kids would actually want. Leave the bags under the tree on Christmas Eve. Santa takes the old toys back to the North Pole to fix them up he leaves new toys in the bag (i.e. you bring them to Good Will). Great way to declutter, recycle old toys, and teach the kids about giving