Every great playroom as a set of playroom rules or directions that kid’s can clearly see and understand. Since my daughter’s playroom is a cupcake bake shop, I came up with a Playroom Recipe instead of playroom rules. See more of her cupcake kid’s room by clicking here.
Not only are there some key ingredients in this recipe for getting along well with others and having fun while playing, but there are some directions to follow as well. The directions include taking a minute and waiting to cool off, serving and including everyone and cleaning up after yourselfmafter you get done.
1 c. Kindness
1 c. Patience
1 c. Forgiveness
1 scoop Laughter
1 bunch Creativity
1 dash Please and Thank you
Combine and bake @400 degrees
W * A * I * T 2 cool off
Serve and include everyone
Clean up and put away
Whatever your recipe, it should include the values that were passed down to you by your parents and those that you want to pass down to your children. Please feel free to use and adapt my playroom rules for your recipe as you see fit,
I used bright-colored chalk to write this recipe on a painted board in her room. I used a tinted chalkboard paint from Home Depot and convinced them to help me play with the color so I didn’t have to stick with one of the 12 preset colors on the outside of the can. If I went back to do this project again, I think I would have painted the words instead of using chalk. Chalk is nice because you don’t have to be afraid if you mess up. Paint is nice because it’s more sharp and clean.
More importantly than having a recipe that looks great on your wall, it’s about teaching and training your kids to actually know and follow the expectations that you set. The more they practice following the recipe, the less they will have to refer back to the directions to get it right. Just like you with your go-to recipe or baked goods, they will soon know this playroom recipe by heart.