Jen's found a clever way to remember activities she wants to try with her kids:
I have a hard time remembering which fun projects and activities we have on hand — especially when I'm stressed or distracted. It's also hard to recall cool activities I see in magazines when the kids would be in the mood to try them.
My solution: an iPhone app called Wheel of What. This app lets you create custom "wheel of fortune"-type wheels with unlimited choices for different decisions. I created separate wheels for activities based on warm/cool weather, and indoor interests: everything from arts and crafts, fine or gross motor skills, songs, games, learning, helping out, etc. I placed each category in a main "indoor" wheel, then created separate wheels for individual activities inside each grouping.
When I'm stuck for inspiration I can check out my wheels or spin for a surprise. As I come across great ideas in magazines, I "file" them in my wheels so I can remember to use them later. When we're really in the mood for adventure, my kids spin the wheel!
How FUN, and a great suggestion for those of us who are allergic to filing.
Note: Jen mentioned that the app was free, but when I checked, it was on sale for 99 cents.
How do you remember fun kid projects, crafts, and activities you hope to try in the future?
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