Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Brain Sprinkles Labels

Of the many wonderful ideas I have come across in Pinterest searches, Brain Sprinkles has been a steady, quiet winner in our homeschool.

Years ago I made this jar. Brilliant move on my part. 

  1. Fill a jar with beads, glitter, glass stones, whatever you have on hand. 
  2. Glue the cap on. 
  3. Slap on a cute label. 

The power of words + imagination is beautiful. When my children are having a hard time concentrating or having a frustration filled moment seasoning their mind with the magical Brain Sprinkles snaps them out of their funk. 80ish% of the time. 

BONUS: FREE printable labels to make your own Brain Sprinkles! Color or B&W

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Morning High Five

Years ago when I had 2 toddlers and a newborn I made this chart and implemented 👋 Morning High Five 👋 into our daily routine. Almost 7 years later it's still working!!! hashtagallthepraisehands

I talk about the chart and how we have been using it in our home here: 👋 Morning High Five 👋 (on Periscope)

1. Make bed
2. Get dressed & put pj's away
3. Eat breakfast
4. Brush hair & teeth
5. Happy household helpers

It's more pleasant of an experience to ask, "have you done your high five?" than nagging about brushing hair and making beds. Number 5 changes every day depending what needs to be tackled. Starting a load of laundry, washing dishes, cleaning toilets, vacuuming, pushing in the dining room chairs. I have a mental list of these tasks to hand out, but they are all things that are expected because you are a part of our family. Chores are a drag and jobs are a privilege, but responsibility is a part of growing up.

Here is the FREE printable just for you!