Sent from reader, Krista:
Hi Collin and Sidekicks!
Over the years, I have searched the after holiday clearance and tucked away little treasures for the kids. I had saved up quite a few for Easter baskets this year and I found other little crafts tucked around the house for “when we had a chance”.
I am lucky to have two little girls that NEVER get bored. However, in that process, they can wreck a room with their toys and games in minutes, and sometimes it is hard to be toiling away cleaning one room while another is being turned into an elaborate dentist office for their many stuffed animals, dolls and dozens of Shopkins. I really do appreciate their free play and imaginations, but sometimes I just don’t want it to take up the entire living room!
With school out in a few months, I decided to put together a summer busy box full of treasures of activities they can choose from and sit down with in a contained area and spend time on. I have gel clings, tattoos they can apply to each other, interesting coloring sheets, and other random crafts.
When I need them to sit down for a bit and contain the chaos, I am going to send them to the busy box and I plan on adding and removing items to keep it fresh through the summer. With the after Easter clearance upon us, I thought it was a good time to share this idea!
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