I have put together activity boxes that I can just pull out for the littles to do. I put together 6 of them so far and they’ve been working great. I place them on the floor in different areas of our school room/dining room and the children get to play in each area for 5 minutes, then they must move on. It takes my two youngest children 30 minutes to complete each area. This is a little over the amount of quiet time needed for my two oldest to work on math. At first the children were allowed to stay in an area for 10 minutes, but they began to complain that they wanted to move on. So I shortened each area to five minutes. My goal is to complete 12 “Activity Areas”. Six will be used at a time and switched out every week. Today I wanted to share some of my ideas.
Tracing Box-Paper, things to trace, outline of shapes.
Building Box-Large and mini lego pieces
Stamping Box-Stamps, paper, stamp pads, cards, bookmarks.
Car Box-Mini race cars, trucks and motor cycles
Book Makers-Papers stapled for books, shape cover outlines, story starters, magazines, pictures.
Soilder Box-Multi-colored toy soilders
Color Books-Colored paper, magazines, pictures. (Cut out pictures and glue them to correct color page)
Playdoh-Playdoh, rolling pins, cookie cutters, plastic knives.
String Things Box-Filled with lacing boards, Stitching boards and yarn.
Nature Box-Leaves, rocks, sticks, magnifing glass, notebook to draw things.