~A mason jar (I used smaller ones)
~Fine point sharpie
~Newspaper or other paper (to protect your table)
For jar~Cover table with paper. In clean mason jar squeeze about a tablespoon of glue, let child brush the glue all around the inside of jar. Dump child’s choice of color glitter in and have you kid shake the jar to spread glitter all over. Let dry. Once glue is dry, squeeze child’s choice of paint color into jar. Depending on age they can use a paint brush or turn the jar until the inside is covered. Pour out extra paint. Let dry.
For “activity” sticks~Have child paint the Popsicle sticks in their choice of color(s). Let dry. With sharpie write on each stick a task, chore, activity, etc. I wrote something fun on one side and a chore on the other (they have to do the chore first).
I know how hard it can be to think of things to write so here are a few ideas: (My kids are 3 and 4, make sure the activity/chore is age appropriate for your kids)
~Help pick up living room
~Help unload the dishwasher
~Pick up toys and clothes
~Help put clothes in washer and dryer
~Paint or color
~Read 2 books
~Play with toys (that they don’t play with very often)
~Play pretend (dinosaurs, house, etc.)
~Play with the dog
~Sing and dance
Every day I have the kids blindly pick a stick and do the chore and activity. I keep the finished stick in a “done jar” until they do them all. Then we start over again.
I also made myself one. With things like:~Do yoga
~Organize computer desk
~Do craft on Pinterest
~Wash windows (inside)
~Organize junk drawer
I hope you get to enjoy doing this with your kiddos (and/or for yourself)! Have fun and God bless!