I have been a flake writing & linking up to the weekly wrap up. So I am going to start sharing “The Daily Basket” with you!
The daily basket is a basket full of little odd projects for when I hear, “can we play wii” or more famously, “I’m bored”. That translates to nails on a chalkboard for me. During the weekend I grab a few things here and there and label them with sticky notes. (5yr old needs direction).
The basket comes in handy when I’m working longer with one child, getting ready for the next lesson, taking a call, or when they start needing direction before disobedience strikes.
Since I’m on a stop lecturing kick, I direct them to the Daily Basket. I have been trying to come up with a few projects the boys can work on together, separate, just for fun, but still educational and challenging. I do not refill the basket until it’s empty (that way they can’t pick one thing and then whine they have nothing to do).
The Daily Basket 4th Week of February
- Water Colors – Houses of Parliment by Monet
- We Choose Virtues – Attentive verses
- Ancient Greece – Read how Athena was born
- Wildflowers Field Guide – questions
- Create Moai out of play doh (Easter Island Heads)
- Lego Challenge – Brazil (from our Little Passports)
This has been a tough week for us since hubs came home from China horribly sick. Keeping boys quiet is a challenge, and much easier with projects in the daily basket!
Do you create down time activities?