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A Never-Ending Pile of Fun

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According to the calendar of silly holidays, April 15 is National Laundry Day, but most parents would agree that every day is laundry day when there are children at home. Today we’re having a little fun with it and bringing you a bundle of new resources called A Never-Ending Pile of Fun! Maybe a laundry-themed collection sounds a little odd, but why not? We’re not going anywhere—and neither is that heaping pile of laundry. Plus, we can teach our kids some self-care skills at the same time! So, here’s another bright spot in our current circumstances. Sequestering at home may actually provide you with the time to teach kids tasks like matching socks, folding clothes, and putting away clean laundry. Kids usually like to help, and when we make the chores fun, they’re often eager to pitch in.
kids helping with laundry
1. A Never-Ending Pile of Fun

Watch this video from Christine French Cully on turning chores into games for kids.

 
 2. Solve a Puzzle

Try this Hidden Pictures puzzle, where all the socks have a match. Then have a family contest to see who can sort the most socks from the laundry in one minute!

 laundry puzzle

 3. Read a Punny Play

Read this play about “sole mates. Grab some socks and put on a family show

 

 

 4. Fold in Some Fun

Read about the many benefits that folding laundry has for kids. Then turn on some music and have a family folding dance party!
mom and child folding laundry

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 5. Make a Laundry Basket Theater

The show must go on! Help your kids set up their own improv theater and get ready for loads of giggles.

 

 kids doing improv

 6. Do Something for Others

Make laundry lists of ways to be helpful. Have your kids try one of these ideas or come up with a few of their own.

  7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or both of these prompts, then record, document, or save their creative output.

 

What kind of dog makes you laugh? A laundromutt! Check out more jokes on HighlightsKids.com, and send us your favorite joke or riddle!