So I put it all in to boxes. Sensory items in one box, Deco-patch in another, paints and glitters in a tray with glue sticks and aprons. Everything has its place. But the main thing I did was to fill a big storage box with all the craft sets that I had bought and not used.
Once everything was organised in to boxes I took the big box of activities in to the play room.
There will be 6 children at least in the house everyday over the holidays and I want to have a quick fix to the "I'm bored" phrase.
There should be something in that box to appeal to everyone no mater what gender or age. Some of the things I have added are as follow.
- Hama beads
- Jewellery making kit
- Garden pot labels to paint
- Bookmark kits
- Window decoration painting sets
- Candle making kit
- Magic painting books and brushes
- Maze art
- Mask making kits
- Daffodil windmills
- Puppet making kits
- Pens, markers, paint and gel pens
- coloured paper of different sizes
- Scratch art
- T-shirt designing set
- Wooden dragon painting kit
- Pipe cleaners
- Colouring sheets
I added a sign, inviting everyone to come and choose something from the box and to have fun.
I am really looking forward to next week to see how the children respond to this. I wonder if I will still hear the words "I'm bored" or if they will be able to fill those moments with something from the box!