The thought of handing the children a list of things that need to be done wasn't very appealing to me and with a little thought I happened upon an idea that works very well.
Here's an example of what a list looks like.
- Sweep kitchen floor
- Straighten rugs
- Stand on a chair and sing your favorite song
- Eat three grapes
- Make your bed
- Say something nice to your sister/brother
- Wash your nose
- Make sure there is nothing on couch besides the cushions
- Clean vanity
- Wash your hands
- Read a chapter in the book you are reading
- Dust livingroom furniture
- Draw a picture of a butterfly
Well, I just LOVE your lists. It is no wonder your children do too.ReplyDelete
Blessings to you - Marsha
What a great idea, MA.ReplyDelete
I think I'll use that!
PS. I hope you are doing ok. Bed rest isn't so much fun but so worth it. HUGS!
You are so creative!ReplyDelete
Oh yeah, I can see that working very well. An excellent idea!ReplyDelete
Love, that your teaching the children to help, in a fun way!ReplyDelete
What a great idea that is. Keeps everyone happy. : )ReplyDelete
That's a lovely list. I do something a bit similar for my older boys, when I'm busy, out, or teaching, which goes like:ReplyDelete
In any order:
Do your homework.
Clear the table.
I love the list!! I'm sharing that one with my grandchildren for the great-grands. What a fun time!ReplyDelete
That's hilarious! Where were you with this list when mine were young like that?? GREAT idea. I still have lists for them but they're not quite as fun..."Put your dishes in the dishwasher before I lose my mind!!" are sort of how mine go. :)ReplyDelete
Cute idea; I can see why the children like those lists! :)ReplyDelete
I love this idea. My kids would get a kick out of changing up the everyday routine. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
I like to put fun things on my own lists too (e.i. play piano, go outside, read a book).ReplyDelete
This is a great idea! Too bad my kids are all grown up, now ... think it will work if they come to visit? HAHAHA!!!!ReplyDelete
What a great idea! Something similar might work in a classroom too. ;-)ReplyDelete