Monday, April 27, 2009

Want to get kids excited about folding laundry? (No, Really!)

This worked for an ENTIRE laundry-folding session!!--



My kids went NUTS!

They folded every single shirt in 6 loads of laundry like they were eating candy!



(Remember, presentation is everything. I basically said, without asking kids to fold laundry, but with all the clean loads sitting out ready to fold, "Look at this video, guys!" Their eyes lit up and they wanted us to show them how to do it. For that moment in time they were not working. They were doing a totally cool 2 second trick. And they even folded other things trying to get to more shirts!)

8 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow, that looks really complicated. Did they figure out how to do it?

Nana (Lonna)and Grandpa (Max) said...

Why didn't they teach us this 30 years ago????

Tesana said...

Gratz! Way to go. :D

Shelly said...

My kids are much more willing to do "family chores" like fold wash cloths, towels than individual chores, like pick up their messes. I ought to try this, but I hang their shirts, do they have an easy way to hang shirts?

Darrell said...

I had to stop what I was doing and go try it. It works pretty well.

stewbert said...

I've done this before and it is pretty cool, but we hang our shirts too.

Sarah K said...

very cool.

Kristy Lynne said...

I want Katelyn to be older so I can inspire her folding. Right now she's pretty proud of her ability to fold crisp cloths.