Friday, October 9, 2009

The Activity Jar

No more hearing "I'm bored..."
No more wondering what to do after school
No more struggling for fun ideas
I should have thought of this sooner

21 comments:

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Very smart idea!!!

WackyMummy said...

Let us know if it works. =)

Annie said...

Now that is a really good idea! I'll have to tuck that one away and start using it for my toddler too!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

You are a genius! I am definitely doing this! Please keep us updated on how it goes.


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Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

That is a genius idea!

Kasey@ All Things Mamma said...

Love it! My kids are quite old enough to complain about being bord, but they do whine and complain alot. LOL So, I could still do this jar. I think it would be fun!

Nicole Feliciano said...

I love this idea. Where do you keep the jar?

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

This seems like a great idea...what kinds of things are written in there?

Emma Louise said...

That's a great idea!! :)

Sarah said...

we do something similar with our oldest... we had him use sticky notes and on each note we had him write activities he could do by himself and then some he could do that included us... we color coded them. Then we put them in a bowl. So when we hear him say he's bored, depending on the time of the day and what we're doing we tell him to go pick a certain color. Folded those sticky notes so they're hidden, and it works like a charm :-) Let me know how it works for you - we started that over the summer and it worked for us!!

McGillicutty said...

What a stroke of genius...may have to get us one of those!

Cascia said...

What a great idea!

ajs said...

I think i'll try this!

Alana said...

We have a kindness jar, but never thought of an activity jar. Great idea! Just wanted to pop in and say "hi". Thanks for your recent comment on my blog!

Michelle@lifeinawhirlwind said...

I'm so stealing this idea. What kind of things do you have in here?

Jessie said...

Great idea!

Adge said...

love the idea. wish my mother would have done something like this when I was younger. Now I just have to remember it when I have kids.

Chrissy said...

I love this! Great idea! You're so creative. :-)

Green Mama said...

Love it, what are some of the activities you put in there?

Bloggymommy said...

What a neat idea! You always have some great ideas that I can steal from ya. lol ;)

april said...

we do something like this in our home. we call it the "fun jar" and we do our routines and chores and get to pick from it, since we can't really afford the allowance thing, and hey the kiddos love it