When I read this post at Skip to my Lou the other day, I knew that I had to make one. Sheer genius if you ask me!
Mine isn’t as fancy or cute as hers, but it does the trick.
Basically, any time the girls say “I’m bored, Mama”, I will direct them immediately to the fun jar. They will pull out a slip of paper and do whatever it says.
We got to test it out today. My niece and nephew were over and everyone was bored. So they pulled out a slip and it said “Build a fort in the living room”.
So that’s just what they did. That was at least an hour ago and they are still enjoying their fort!
Complete with guard dogs and all. 🙂
And lastly, I wanted to share a recipe that has been a big hit here at our house this summer. Strawberry popsicles. The recipe is so easy and these have zero sugar, so you don’t have to worry about how many of them they’re eating. My kids love them. They will easily eat 2 or 3 a piece each day.
I bought the popsicle trays out of the dollar bins at Target.
The recipe couldn’t be simpler. Put 1 1/2 pints of strawberries (rinsed and hulled) into food processor with 1/3 C. of water. Pulse until smooth. Fill popsicle trays and freeze for 8 hours.
I do have to run a little warm water over them to get them to come out of the popsicle trays.
I have noticed that some kids that aren’t used to homemade goodies don’t love them as much as mine do, probably because of the no-sugar thing, so you could add about 1/2 C powdered sugar, if you like. But mine gobble them up, without sugar, faster than I can make them.