Does your kid have her (ahem) own sense of style? Kids, aside from having their own idea of what they would like to wear, often times need help deciding how to dress for the weather. This simple activity is not only a fun project to do with your child, but it's also a helpful way to organize that calamity of a closet, while helping her gain some independence in the bargain.
It's all part of growing up! And who knows? You may even want to make a set of these for your own closet!
What You Do:
- Create circles (as many as you may need) on your red and blue posterboard by tracing around the bottom of a bottle.
- Write WARM on the red posterboard circles and COOL on the blue posterboard circles. Explain to your child that the red circles are for warm days and the blue circles are for cool days.
- Cut out the circles and punch a hole at the top of each one.
- Put a twist tie through the hole and attach each circle to the neck of a clothes hanger.
- Match clothing to the appropriate circle.
Not enough time? No problem! Tie ribbon around clothing hangers—blue ribbon indicates cool weather and red ribbon indicates warm weather.
Learning self-care skills is a major part growing up. This is a great start towards raising a kid who can dress himself appropriately, without help. Now you just have to get that tooth brushing down pat...