I used an old plastic stool for years and years which worked fine.
However, you just can't imagine how THRILLED I was to find this awesome step stool at Savers. When I saw it, I sprinted towards it scaring every poor soul in my path.
The hinged top and compartment, is my favorite part. I just knew it would be my Star Helper's stool.
I painted it a shining star yellow and used a cookie cutter to stamp some stars.
My little ones were so excited they wanted to help too. I let them all stamp a couple of stars and then,
they each got to pick a star for their name and decoration.
That was such a fun project for them and it got them even more excited about helping out.
Now, there is special equipment when you are a Star Helper. A package of wipes, sanitizer and the star helper's special apron.
I also included a stack of certificates to let their family know what a great job they did as a helper (I love The Dollar Store).
This is my little helper waiting to wash her hands and help with the mac & cheese. They get to cut the butter (with a child safe knife) and put it in, pour the milk and cheese, and finally stir. Oh, I almost forgot, they also have to think loving thoughts about their friends to put the love in. We all know that love is the tastiest ingredient.
Before the kids are called to the table, we put a squirt of sanitizer on a wipe for them to scrub their hands clean. It really saves my back and water on the floor - he he.
The Star Helper also gets to choose what color everybody gets. All my bowls, plates and cups are solid colors. The girls love pink so much, the boys want some of that pink action and feel so special when the get the pink and pink cup. However, they all know their colors very early because of the color choices being made everyday. I have six kids and only four cup colors. So, we get to mix and match. Pink and green or pink and pink. It is so funny to hear my one year old say I want pink and pink please.
I was so excited to share this with you and hope you can incorporate this fun activity into your busy day.
Who will be your star tonight?!