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      When my children were younger, and now for the Grandchildren, I make a
      “Grab Box”. I scrounge Dollar Stores and Sale bins for books, kits,
      small toys – anything from a puzzle book to a story book to a vhs tape
      (or cd) to a ‘dinosaur model’ to ‘bubbles’ or stickers – anything that
      might interest the child is fair game. i put each item in a paper
      (lunch) bag and staple it shut.

      (marking the bags differently for each
      child is necessary – even their initial on the front of the bags from
      which they might choose.) on a boring or stormy day, or whenever i
      deemed it a good idea, out would come the box, and each child was
      allowed to choose one bag from the box and had a ‘treat’ that changed
      their outlook of the day. they actually sometimes hoped for a ‘nasty’
      day. the box was then stored away for the next time it was needed.
      hope someone else can make use of the idea.

      catherine

    • #441182

      This is such a great idea. We make homemade playdough and watercolors and have a “Rainy Day” craft box ready for when it’s nasty weather outside or too hot for the kids to play outside.

    • #451358

      That’s a great idea!

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