With three dogs, our floors need vacuumed often. Like at least three times a week. Of course, with two small children, this is always a challenge. I've tried getting them excited about seeing how much dog hair we collect (which is a lot!) and letting them taking turns dumping the canister, but that gets old after the first pass.
So, we invented a game called Vacuum Cleaner Tag. Here are the rules:
1. You can't let the vacuum cleaner touch you. (I'm not sure what happens if I tag you with the vacuum cleaner, but the threat is enough to get the kiddos excited about the game).
2. You can be tagged anywhere on the carpet, but the chairs, beds, and couch are "base".
3. From any base, you can launch pillow bombs at the vacuum. If you make contact with the vacuum, the vacuum is disabled for 5 seconds and you can run freely to the next base.
After thirty minutes of Vacuum Cleaner Tag, my carpets were hairless and my kids had a great time.