The kids will receive their new bingo boards every Sunday and they have to be completed by the following Saturday; boards can't be saved and worked on later. All activities have to be approved by Mike or I and we are the ones who say when a sticker has been earned.
Maddie and Jake received their bingo boards yesterday. They went gangbusters with it from the get-go. By yesterday evening Jake was thrilled because he'd completed four of the tasks. Maddie went to town this morning while Jake was at basketball camp and completed six activities.
This picture was taken this morning. By tonight each of them had completed most of their indoor activities. The darn rain is hampering their game!
Some of the activities are repeated every week: they have to do a math worksheet and read a newspaper article to name a couple. There's one "big" activity that they both have on their sheets so I've told them to make sure they compare sheets to find out what they can do together. And there are some activities that require them to interact. This morning Maddie asked Jake no less than five times if he could finally play a board game with her. (She had a square that required she play a game with her brother.) He was too busy completing his tasks. BUT...he found one that required her help so they took turns "helping" the other. WITH.OUT.FIGHT.ING.
[Cue the angels]