Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Works-for-Me Wednesday: Activity Sticks

I read about this idea last summer, though I can’t remember where. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m going to give it a whirl this year. Write a bunch of different activities on popsicle sticks (the kind you buy in craft stores). Some ideas are playing a board game, running in the sprinkler, going to the park, reading a book, etc. You can also include chores, just to make things interesting. Put the popsicle sticks in a cup or jar, and when your kids come to you, saying they’re bored, have them close their eyes and pick a stick. Then they have to do the activity on the stick. Another variation is to have two cups of sticks, one for activities that include you (going to the park, library, etc), and one for activities they can do on their own. That way, if you’re busy and can’t participate, you can have them pick from the solo activities. If you have a little free time, have them pick something that you can all do together. For more great tips on what to do when the kids are bored, head over to Rocks in My Dryer! And if anyone knows where I read about this idea, let me know, so I can give proper credit! Related Tags: , ,

9 comments:

Dawn said...

Great idea! My kids would love to do this.

Angie said...

Sounds like a great idea. I like the idea of them being on sticks instead of just slips of paper as I have read before.

MommaBlogger said...

I like that idea, especially with the random chores in there.

UKZoe said...

Oooh I like the idea of using popsicle sticks for this.

GiBee said...

Excellent tip! Thanks for the idea!

Kandy Seaton Smith said...

LOVE the idea!!!

Cherie said...

What a great idea!

A Juggling Mum said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing :)

Rachel xxx

Totallyscrappy said...

Brilliant! How they are going to love "drawing" an activity!