Children instinctually know that brooms are not just for sweeping. They are great for flying. They also work as horses or can be used to play limbo.
Sheets are great for indoor picnics, to transform anyone into a ghost, or to make a tent.
Pillows! Is there anything more giggle-inducing than a good old fashioned pillow fight?
Laundry may not be all that fun for you, but kids can do all sorts of things with it. They love sorting it, they love tossing it around, they love laying in it when it is freshly folded.
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This is such a great way to trick your kids into doing housework. If you have hardwood or laminate floors, have them skate around on all fours while you spray non-toxic cleaner ahead of them.
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I don't know why we even bother buying young kids toys, we should just give them the boxes the toys come in because they adore playing with boxes. I'm talking hours of fun.
You can use a large towel to play tug of war. Go easy on your kid though, remember you are significantly larger and let them win a few.
I'm not counting towels again, but I just had to give you another example of how they can be used for play. Super hero capes are always a huge hit. You can make these capes out of dish towels too so the smaller kids don't trip.
Kids love to stack and build. Let them have some fun with the recycling. It totally fits into the whole recycle, reuse and reduce frame of mind.