Everyday I ask my kids the same questions: “Did you flush?”, “Did you brush?”, “Do you know what a napkin is?” – it goes on and on. I wonder if they even hear my words. When it comes to communicating with children, I think it helps to create an element of humor and surprise. Here’s a trick to get their attention – all you’ll need is a bag of plastic animals, an X-Acto knife and something to say.
I know my kids have discovered one of my notes when I hear them laughing from another room – which is so much better than getting into an argument over something stupid.
You can pick up a bag of plastic animals for about $6.00 or less at craft or toy stores. Using an X-Acto knife, make a deep, yet very small v-shaped cut into the mouth of the plastic animal.
The angle of the cut should be large enough so you can insert the card, but small enough to hold the card in place.
These also make great place card holders for a party – kids of all ages can play with the animals at the table.