Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Fun Jar

My Mom had this great idea. Its called The Fun Jar. I cut out a bunch of circles out of colored paper and put different ideas of fun things for the kids to do when they are need of some mommy time. There are simple things like blowing bubbles and playing hide and seek or there are more involved things like crafts and going to the park. Then I painted a jar to make it look like a fun jar. It took awhile to get enough ideas to put in but finally I got some in there and we were able to try it out.
Our first Fun Jar activity was painting rocks. We found some nice size rocks in the backyard and got out some washable paint and went crazy.

The kids really liked it and Elena had paint everywhere by the end but Patrick actually had some nice looking rocks by the end of it. I'm excited to see how the fun jar works on those crazy days.

Elena keeps going out in the backyard some days and says "Paint rocks, paint rocks"

9 comments:

McKayJoice said...

Patrick is so focused! so cute.

KillmerFam said...

What a great idea! I'll have to try it out some time!

Carla said...

I love how focused Patrick is too! So funny.

Dawnelle Anderson said...

For fall we paint little pumpkins - or we also use different colored sharpies. looks like fun and memories with the kids.

Connie de said...

your mom must be amazing.

Sarfer said...

That's exactly what I'd put in my fun jar...painting rocks.

Sonnet and Christian said...

What a great idea. I would love to see some of the finished products.

Mrs. Schmalison said...

Ok so funny story about the painting rocks. I used kids crayola washable paint so I could easily clean the kids off and then we set the rocks outside on our front step so everyone could see them. Well the sprinklers got them and now they are just rocks. But guess what??? We can paint them again!!

Cluff Family said...

Great idea! I also love the Great Strides Shirt :) It even means more to me now :) You guys rock! I can't wait to hear how the Volkslauf goes next week! Good luck!