- April 6, 2007 at 5:49 pm #240115BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
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.
- August 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm #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.
- February 23, 2014 at 3:16 am #451358
That’s a great idea!
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