This is a guest post by Frugal Living NW reader, Jaynee, a stay-at-home mother of two inspiring young children.
I am always thrilled when I find something fun and inexpensive to do with my family. Here is one of the first projects I made with my children that we still enjoy today: The Family Fun Box.
:: Have your children find a box or container out of the recycle bin or a simple recipe card box from the dollar store works well too.
:: Get out the old newspapers, magazines, photographs, artwork, etc. and let the kids cover/decorate it. Be sure to save a space on the top or the front to place a label that says “Our Family Fun Box.”
:: This part turned out to be my kid’s FAVORITE. Have them brainstorm ideas of fun things they would like to do as a family and make a list.
Note: It has to be something everyone would enjoy. If you are watching your budget, be sure to mention this and put a dollar limit on their ideas. You’ll be amazed at what they will come up with. My daughter came up with the idea of “Clean House Day” — I wasn’t going to argue about that one!
:: Once the list is complete, write each one down separately on index cards that will fit into your box. Shuffle the cards and put them face down inside the box.
The next time your kids are bored or you are in need of ideas of what to do for the day, grab your Family Fun Box and get ready for some fun!
How do you handle the “I’m bored” complaint in your home?
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