Can you believe that I was able to get my 2 children to fold an entire basket of mismatched socks? I was not quite sure if it would work, but once they saw where it was going, they were both eagerly helping. Gotta Love it! The secret? A reward of a Sock War once they are finished! I even had a ton of fun with the sock war. I imagine older kids will enjoy this, too.
What You Need:
- Basket of mismatched sock
- Helping hands
Step 1: Bring the mismatched socks into a preferably clean room and explain that they need to find the ones that are the same.
The easiest way we found for the younger kids, was to have them lay out each sock that has no match and compare each new sock from the basket to the ones already laid out. It was easier for them to find matches this way.
Step 2: Fold the socks together and gather all the balled up socks into a pile. Since they have not folded socks much I had to teach them how. I found the easiest way to teach them was to have them sit in my lap and mimic my hands while we folded the socks in slow motion together (they put their fingers on the sock where I put mine at the same time.)
Step 3: Divide up the socks and start the war! Expect them to turn on you! he he =)
I am linking up to these parties!