Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Works for me Wednesdsay - Activity Box

Most days my kids spend most of their time playing with toys and watching a video or two. There are some days when that just isn't enough to keep them occupied. I started my activity box a few years ago...long before my kids would use it. Now that they are a bit older it has really come in handy. They aren't allowed to play with it every day, so when we pull it out, it is pretty special. I like that they look forward to playing with the activity box. Here is the inside - I know it looks like a big mess!

I have filled it with all sorts of things I have picked up very inexpensively at stores and yard sales. Here are some of the things I have in my activity box:

++Foam shapes

++Foam beads and shoelaces to make necklaces

++Sidewalk chalk



++Coloring Books

++Crayons and markers

++Homemade playdoh

When I just can't take it anymore, or if the kids are getting super board - I pull out this box and let the kids have some fun. It works for me!

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Hadley Coble said...

sounds like fun! I need something that my kids don't see everyday too...

you might be interested in the swap going on at my blog for preschoolers.

would you share your playdoh recipe? mine needs to be refridgerated.

SavingSomeGreen said...

The link to the playdoh recipe is included in this post. Just click on the word Homemade Playdoh!

I'll check out the swap...sounds interesting!


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