The Happy Jar | Coppell Children and Family Photographer

I think I’ve come across something wonderful.  I saw this great preschool idea here, but adapted it for my own purposes. I took a bunch of popsicle sticks and wrote a fun activity on each.  I did not make them cute, modge podge was not involved.  When Mackay finishes her chores for the day she gets to choose a “happy stick”.  (The name for these came to me as the words were already pouring out of my mouth.  If I had thought about it more, I would have come up with something better.)
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Some things are outings, some things cost money, and some are free.  The best part was that I was able to personalize them specifically to her.Coppell TX Child and Family and Newborn PhotographerSome things I wrote down were:

  • Disney dance party
  • Help mom make a dessert
  • Make a fort
  • Play dress-up
  • Go to the dollar store
  • Paint our fingernails
  • Rent a movie
  • Pretend you’re a dog
  • Date night with Dad
  • Mom does your chores tomorrow
  • LAVA!
  • Pretend you’re the teacher
  • Make playdough
  • Etc.

So far she has absolutely loved it and it has been a wonderful way to bring variety to our day and spend quality time together.  I seriously recommend it!

Erica - What a great idea! I hate bribing with treats and things like that so this would be perfect :)

Cammie - I love this! I need something to do with Jane. She is very anti chores right now.

Linda - I loved the idea too.

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