Tidying with tongs

This is currently my go-to tidying up game: it’s a super simple activity; great for developing fine motor skills and practising hand-eye coordination; and most importantly, it helps the kids actually want to pick up the ginormous pile of assorted items that they love to dump out a billion times a day. Sometimes. (And then they quite often dump everything out again).

But I can say that playing with tongs in general is so popular in our house that it was my older son, and not me, who taught his brother how to play.