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.