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What should I put in the "Busy Box" for my kiddos?

We started today---no television except for on Saturdays---and I want to put together a 'busy box' for days when the kiddos are stuck inside.

What would you put in a busy box if you were to make one?

My kids are 7(g) 5(b) 2(b)

I'd love some suggestions from you ladies!

Thanks! :D


Asked by CaseyErin at 5:26 PM on Jun. 10, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (3)
  • play doh, dress up clothes, coloring books, sticker books, cookie cutters and sprinkles, bubbles, games, color wonder, stickers, michaels and joanns have some good craft ideas, foam kits, scrapbooking items, markers,glue sticks, ribbon, family fun web or mag has good ideas, cupcake mixs and sprinkes, a good sprinker for outside playing, treasure hunts, make forts, mine like kids word find puzzle books, jigsaw puzzles, buttons, beads. Have them write penpals or grandparents letters.

    Answer by momindiana at 4:13 PM on Jun. 11, 2011

  • play dough, board games, crayons, stickers, paper...

    Music! We have the TV off for 4 hours int he afternoon and I play upbeat kids music. I have about 3.5 hours of MP3s on a thumb drive that plays in my blu-ray player. They like to play and dance to the music.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:29 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

  • Kids are great at using their imaginations... especially at these ages! They can build forts, give them some paper, writing utensils, tape glue, glitter etc (when I was a kid we loved playing school), music cds so they can have a dance party, also...chores! folding laundry, helping with dishes, sweeping/vacuuming...this could be useful to you!! :) They will be fine!

    Answer by Tarrar at 5:32 PM on Jun. 10, 2011