actually willingly did their homework so they could have enough time to do their
Right before I picked the kids up from school, I got out a stack of colored
paper, a pencil and a scissor. I drew a large dreidel on one sheet of paper,
including arms and legs on the dreidel's body. Cut out your dreidel friend and
use it as a template to cut the rest of the papers. I think I was able to cut
through a stack of 6 or so sheets at a time.
and markers and the kids colored, for a full twenty minutes. Then we all looked
at our dreidel friends, oohed and ahhed and hung them up. I think a key piece of
the Dreidel Buddies was that when we hung them on the wall, we hung them in a
row, holding hands. And then the kids wanted to take pictures in front of their
Dreidel Buddies, holding hands with each other. Don't you just love when your
kids hold hands, pose and smile together - of their volition? Makes you feel
like a good mommy, which is very rare during the
dinner-homework-bathtime-pajamas-read-a-book-bedtime part of the day. Right?