Ages: 3 years and up
Get kids excited about (or at least interested in) picking up their toys with this easy memory game.
Start by telling your child to listen carefully to a short list of things to do. Recite the list, such as "Put a block in the bin, pet the dog, and set a book on the shelf," then challenge him to finish those tasks before you count to 10. Be sure to play along, making a silly show of helping him remember what comes next.
Recite new lists until his toys are put away. For older kids, try switching roles after each round.