I posted a picture on Instagram yesterday of the Quiet Time Boxes in progress and a few people mentioned they wanted to see what was in them so I thought I would share.
If you aren’t familiar with the idea, Quiet Time Boxes are something I saw on Pinterest years ago and thought it was a great idea. Basically they are shoe boxes full of items your little one can work on when they are bored, when you all need some quiet time, etc. I did some for L a few years back and he loved them! He called them his “Be Quiet Boxes”. I swear he made that all up on his own. LOL.
For this years boxes, I filled them with projects and toys and books and crafts that the boys either have never seen or just haven’t seen in a long time. I will try to switch out the items every week or so that there is always something fresh in the boxes. I didn’t label them with the days of the week, but I plan to let each of them pick one every day of the week to play with. Here is what I put in them:
L’s Quiet Time Boxes
L is 6 so his Quiet Time Boxes contain a mixture of fun activities and school activities (reading, science, writing, etc.):
~Artzooka Craft Kit (does anyone else watch Artzooka? We love that show)
~Lego Movie Handbook
~Lego City Book
~UNO Card Game (L is obsessed)
~Lego Creator Car Kit
~Pull Back Racer Car
~Glow in the Dark Power Ball Craft Kit
~Eric Caryle Writing Pad
~Eric Caryle Doodle Pad
~Eric Caryle Pencil Kit
~Kindergarten Reading / Writing Book
~Lego Movie Packet
~Shoe Tying Practice
~Super Bang Caps (not exactly quiet, but whatever)
~Hello Book Story Book
~Paint Your Own Superhero Craft
~Brain in a Box Challenge
WB’s Quiet Time Boxes
WB’s Quiet Time Boxes contain the following:
~Doodle Pad & Crayons
~Dr. Seuss Flashcard Sets (Numbers, Shapes, Letters)
~Sponge Bob Play Pack
~Lace & Trace Kit
~Imagine Ink Planes Activity Book
As you can see, some of the activities can be done independently and some are things we can do together! I am going to see how this round of boxes goes next week and determine if they need more / different items for the following week!
Do you do Quiet Time Boxes? If so, what do you put in them? I’d love to hear your ideas so I can “borrow” them for the rest of the summer!