With the start of the Sochi Winter Olympics this week, I have been looking for activities for my kids to do around this theme. Enchanted Homeschooling Mom has a great pack that can be used for Pre-K through 6th grades. Perfect for those families with multi-age kids. This is not just for home schooling, but would make good weekend actives for all kids surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics.
I am all about family and free stuff so this great list of Nativity resources from SpellOutLoud.com really made me happy. Here you can find all kinds of crafts, worksheets, and other Nativity-based activities to do with your kids.
Check out these great free Christmas planners and organizers from Christmas Your Way. They have everything from a calendar, to baking checklist, and a budget worksheet.
As I was sitting down to come up with something creative for a new post inspiration hit me. Literally, a kid banged into me. But it worked because I came up with a fun game we will be adding to the chore routine – Chore Bingo!
The concept here is simple. When a child does a chore, they can cross it off on their chore bingo card. When they get 3 spaces in a row filled, they get a prize (like something from the Prize Box). If they fill their entire card, they get a bonus – cash or an additional prize box pick. The cool thing here is that the kids get to pick what chores they do, which *should* motivate them better to do them.
Here are the basics you need:
Blank Bing Card: You can write chores of your chosing on it. These are great if you have specific chores that need to get done right now
Pre-Set Chore Bingo Cards (with graphics): These have pre-set graphics for specific chores
Chore Graphics: Graphics of various chores that you can print and cut out to use on cards. When a kid does a chore, have them tape or glue the picture of that chore to their card.
TIP: Put the cards in a picture frame and use dry erase markers to record the chore done or to cross off a picture of a chore. You can even tape the graphics onto the glass or add velcro sticky dots or squares to the glass and the back of the graphics to use them again and again.