Getting your kids to help around the house with chores can be a challenge!
Making it fun? Challenge.
Teaching them to do things right? Challenge!
I want to share a cute diea that my mother in law used with her kids that we’re going to try with ours.
So today I introduce you to Germ Bugs! 🙂
Here’s what you do:
Sit down with your kids and these items:
– pom poms
– googly eyes
– hot glue gun
And get to work creating some cute little bugs 🙂
Next, you’ll either make cute glasses out of bristol board, or you’ll use dollar store sunglasses with the lens popped out (or not popped out)… just get some glasses for your kids & deem them the germ bug glasses- they have special abilities to see germs!!
Here’s how you use your germ bugs:
When your kids have completed a chore, ask them if it’s done really well (they’ll insist they have done a fabulous job ;))
Then tell them to go & grab their germ glasses. While they’re off getting those, you check their work. If the job’s not done to your standards, plant a germ bug!
Your kids will be back in time to examine their own work carefully…
If there’s a bug, then it’s back to work!
When I told Talia (my 6 year old) about this, she thought it was hilarious & awesome! 🙂
I’m excited to try it with them because I think it’ll make things fun, and they’ll go back to their chore in a good mood! It’ll also give us learning opportunities- if there’s a bug, we can talk about why it’s there- what might not be done properly here?
I hope you’ll have fun with your kids with this and get a chance to teach them while you’re at it!
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