Sunday, November 20, 2011

Skill Sticks

Today, I made what I call “skill sticks” for Olivia.  I adapted them from a chore chart idea on Pinterest.  On each stick is a skill or activity that I want Olivia to work on.  I can’t tell you how many times we get busy and make it through the whole day without working on something that we should.  Every day, she picks a stick out and we work on that activity for a few minutes.  We will go through all the sticks in one day and then start over again.  They include Count To 20, Say A Prayer, Sight Words, Sing ABCs, etc.  We start out with the pink side up and flip them over when completed.  Funny story. . . I originally had them with the words side up and was going to flip them over to the pink side up when completed.  Ryan told me that I needed to have the pink side up to begin with so that whatever Olivia picked would be more of a surprise.  Um, but she can’t read, so it’s a surprise regardless. LOL!  But, Olivia does figure things out quickly, so she might recognize the words and avoid the things she doesn’t want to do.  So, pink side up it is.

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I’m really excited to start this and Olivia is to.  Maybe she will get more excited about doing certain things (like coloring) if she picked that activity out of a cup.  Hey, maybe I should start something like that for me. . . do laundry, clean the bathrooms, etc.   

1 comment:

Stacie said...

I thought this was such a cute idea when I saw it as 'chore sticks' as well. But, I LOVE your idea. I might have to do something similar with Madison. :D