A while ago, Connor was having a difficult time staying in his bed at bedtime. He needed a drink, to go potty, another kiss from daddy. Anything he could think of to delay bedtime. You know the routine. We've all been there, done that! So, to help encourage Connor to stay in his bed I bought a jar of Pineapple Vinegar (for no reason except the jar shape) at the Dollar Store and dumped the contents. I then got some various colors of Art Sand. For every night that he stayed in his bed, Connor was able to put a scoop of sand in his jar. Sirri participated as well. We decided that when their jars were full they would get to go on a date with Mommy and Daddy. Both kids LOVED this activity and asked first thing in the morning, "do I get a scoop? do I get a scoop?" It worked really well. I would recommend this activity for any issue that you may be having in your home.
Sirri's jar is on the left. Connor's is the very blue one. he only has two scoops of red in the whole thing and one of those scoops his friend Koy added. I guess Connor knows what he likes and sticks to it!
Notice that the sand looks "sloshed" around. The sand settles after the jar is filled. Make sure to fill them to the very top and then pack something, like tissue, in the top to keep the sand from shifting when you are done.
P.S. You can get the sand for cheap through Oriental Trading and yes, Shally, you can get pink!!!!