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  1. Kaye - SandwichINK
    July 16, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    What great ideas! My favorite is the “creative juices” box. I used to be able to have a few boxes with different items but we moved to a small apartment. The small boxes idea isn’t working there – no room, so I tend not to do it at all. I’m going to try the big box idea and see if I use it more. I bet I do. Easier to pull it out and clean it up. :) Thanks for the idea.


  2. Nightowlmama
    July 16, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

    Great post I do this with my children. While I cook I fill the sink w/bubbles and dirty plastic bowls, cups and spoons and let them play…I mean wash them 4 me :)


  3. Liz@HoosierHomemade
    July 17, 2009 @ 6:06 am

    Great tips! My boys are older now, in their teens, but we did lots of fun stuff like that when they were little.
    Thanks for hosting!


  4. The Dyball Clan - Danielle
    July 17, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    From a very early age I taught my children to do a few chores especially well (folding laundry, wiping down counters, setting the table), adding new chores as the got older. Now at 6 & 7 my oldest two are capable of doing so much!! They are able to take care of so much without being reminded and constantly corrected.

    Another thing I’ve done with my children is use small plastic bins, I put one activity in each bin. I have a set of 5 bins stacked for each child and when I need them to do something quietly or just give them a change in their activity I have them go pick the top bin. The bins I’m using now are about 11×14 by 3 inches high. They are the perfect size for puzzles and larger books. They hold quite a bit. There are so many different activities you can put in them.

    This is my first time participating in Family Friday – I look forward to all the great ideas!!


  5. Linda
    December 10, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    My kids love to do arts & crafts and they don’t mind that I’m not that great at it. It makes their projects look even better LOL! Every Saturday and Sunday is family day filled with park time, craft making, some chores, and lots of silliness. I can’t wait until they’re better at playing games!


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