|What a Mess - Get A Rake|
a few things about messes.
We lived in small houses and the front room was
the main play area.
1. Rake up the toys
I got a carpet rake.
We had shag carpet in those days and
a carpet rake worked great.
2. Put a basket behind the couch or
3. Then take the rake and rake everything to the basket.
4. Now the little people get to play vacuum and pick up the toys
and put them in the basket.
I used to set the timer and we would see if we could pick up
twenty things each and get them in the basket
before the timer went off.
And then we had a Happy Helper Treat for all of
our fun work and a pretty room.
One more thing that really helped.
I kept playdough, puzzles, and crayons, etc.
UP high on a shelf that only I could reach.
That really helped a lot.