A List Maker's Life: Quiet Boxes cont.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quiet Boxes cont.

In the last several weeks of quiet boxes Anne Hope has enjoyed several prepackaged craft kits.  Most of them we haven't taken pictures of because they aren't original ideas.  However, we have a few other fun boxes to share. 

{spirograph stencils}
{patterning cards, construction paper, scissors, paper clips}
We followed up this quiet box with some patterning play on Illuminations Shape Tool.

{plastic circus character manipulatives, early readers}

 {wooden ornament coloring kit}
We pick these type of kits up at Michaels through out the year when they are on the clearance racks

{robot matching cards for storytelling or game pieces, early readers}

{various types of dried beans, measuring instruments}

{toothpicks, marshmallows}

{alphabet cards, play dough}
These supplies are from the Handwriting Without Tears program.  Anne Hope used the cards and dough to build words and play with word families.

Quiet time boxes continue to be an enjoyable part of our afternoon routine.  It is also a good way for me to remember to rotate out many of the small toys and books that might otherwise be forgotten by the kids.  It is also a good time for me to  fit in some work on the ridiculous grad class I am taking this semester that keeps me from being able to write here as often as I would like.  Although Gibson is still a faithful afternoon napper I might create a set of boxes for him as well that we can use while Gabe's therapist is visiting or during that frightful hour when I am trying to make dinner (wink!).

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