What to do???
They each got their first initial of their first name to paint in the color of their choice.
When the paint dried, I hot glued some wire (and my fingers OUCH) around the letters and let dry. When the paint and wires dried I hung the initials on my kitchen wall near the pantry & fridge. (not exactly my kitchen decor, but the boys made them so I love them!)
Since we have wires we need magnets, right?!
So that is what we have...star magnets!
What's the deal with the star magnets you ask?
Well...the boys can earn 1 star magnet each for a variety of things like doing chores, reading for 30 minutes, doing 5 pages in their workbooks, or doing random acts of kindness. But in addition to earning stars...they can also loose them! Yep...they get 1 warning if they are fighting with each other or whining or throwing temper tantrums or not listening and then they can loose a star...sad but true!
Something else that we are doing is going electronic free for at least 2 hours a day. That means no TV or video games. They can play games, go swimming, read, do workbook pages, whatever as long as it doesn't have an on/off switch!
This is HUGE for us as we are a TV family...including me & Ryan! We always have the TV on, but with this new rule Ryan & I are also going electronic free. It's very exciting!
So tell me...How do you keep your kids entertained or contained or educated during summer vacation?? Please share...I would love to know!!