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A mom in Leeds, England's two kids kept asking to do things that aren't possible right now. Instead of continuing to say no, Katie Eborall wrote out notes to keep in a jar. "It's grown into some of the big things we’d hoped to do in the next few months...and some things that we always say we’re going to do but never get around to," she told GMA.
Stay with us here. Frank came up with a "game" that also lets you get some rest: Lay on your stomach and have the kids place an object on your bottom, which you have to guess. The longer you take to figure out what it is, the longer you get to lay down!
Kids love to break rules, so Frank suggests letting them go for it! In small ways, of course. Maybe give them a stack of sticky notes and let them draw "on the walls."
Is Dad working in the next room? Are your neighbors hanging out in their yard? "This is a really good one for working parents," Frank said. "Give them a notebook and a pen and tell them to take detailed notes. Make sure they know to be really quiet and what time to report back to you."
Family dinner is important, but spice up the kids' daily monotony with a twist. Frank suggests letting them choose where to eat dinner somewhere that isn't the dining room table every so often. The bathtub, perhaps?
This would work especially well if your kid is constantly asking to give you a "makeover." A Greenville, Mich. mom laid out broken-down cardboard boxes, drew a bunch of hands and fingernails on them and let her little ones go to town with nail polish.
Whether you'll be celebrating a birthday during quarantine or not, planning a party is good fun! Frank says to task your kids with planning a birthday -- cake, invitations, decorations and all. It should take up most of the day if they're thorough!