Here's how I did it: I picked up a cheap photo album, with the full pages so that I could slide ideas in them that weren't full page ideas. Then I got the plastic page protectors and put a bunch of them in there. They work great for 8 1/2 x 11 pages. Then, I went online and found great ideas to add to it. At first, I printed a bunch from Mommysavers.com. (If you haven't been there and you have babies to toddlers, it's a GREAT resource! There are some ideas for older kids, but it's mostly for the littler ones.) There was a list on there "200 things to do on summer vacation" or something like that and I printed it. It was simple things like:
- mow the lawn
- bake something
- fold laundry
- hold a tea party
- play flashlight tag
- teach yourself to play harmonica, guitar or recorder
- make picture frames from twigs and cardboard
- sew buttons on old shirts in cool designs
I also found some worksheet printables and put copies of them in there. When they started bringing ideas home from school I added them to the book. The most recent entry is how to make Flubber with borax, water and glue. Really cool stuff!
So, the "I can't think of anything to do" book WORKS FOR ME!