To remind my 9 year old what she was missing by being grounded all summer we created a calendar, planning out our activities and marking them off in red, indicating the activities she was missing by being grounded. Notice the first 4 weeks. By then she caught on and realized what all she was missing and was able to have more fun!
For Children's Church? The "Secret Service" Activity: A Lesson in Kindness (*My note: Going to modify this to fit the needs of some of the kids in my Children's Church class considering there's some friction between some of the kids.
I spend most of my day playing but these are good activities! 30 for 30 Challenge: 30 Minutes of Playing WITH Your Kids for 30 Days! (This site has a lot of activity ideas for this challenge. starting as young as infant and up)
Watercolor fun you can take with you! These homemade just-add-water paint pages make it easy to say "yes" to painting, and we can stick them in our easily take them on hikes or picnics! All you need is some watercolor paper and tubes of watercolor paint.
50 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained During a Blizzard
Keeping kids entertained during a blizzard can be quite challenging, especially if they have lots of extra energy to burn. Here are 50 of our favorite indoor activities for while the blizzard is going on, before you head outdoors for some fun in the snow!