I am so happy to finally post one of our latest activity baskets. I had no intention of it taking me almost a month to post another basket, but oh my, such is a busy homeschool mama’s life!
As I mentioned in my first post on activity baskets for kids, I had the brainstorm to create a new, hands-on activity area for my 4 and 6 year olds each week.
Even though a few of the items are things they’ve played with before, I made them seem brand new by storing them away for awhile.
Now when I create the new activity baskets with their old items, it’s fresh all over again!
Win-win for them and for me!
Activity Basket for Kids: Stamp Set!
In some baskets, I’ve included 2 activities, however in this basket, I only included one since it was on the bigger side.
The whole goal of these baskets is to:
1) offer my girls an independent activity that they can take out and put back alone
2) offer them a fun, creative outlet to prevent the ‘I’m bored!’s
3) create a fun little project just for them – it makes them feel so special!
I should also say that these are not meant to be expensive activity baskets. My budget is $5 or less, not including the things we already have around the house, such as markers or scissors.
If you click through to these (affiliate) links, you’ll see that the items in this basket cost a lot more than $5. Since I’ve had these stamps and stamp pads for a number of years, this was a totally “free” basket for me to put together this week.
I used our same $1 clearance basket from Wal-Mart as the container. I also included:
♥ A container of markers
♥ A printed copy of my Short Vowel CVC Books
♥ A variety of stamp pads
♥ Plain, small card stock rectangles
Just like the first basket, I placed all of items neatly in the basket and waited for my girls to discover it. (This is my favorite part!)
Stamping CVC Words
My 6 year old is becoming quite the reader, but could still use some reinforcement with spelling.
Because she’s stamping the words instead of writing with a pencil, this activity book is nothing but fun to her. I love that!
She chose to create a couple of the CVC books and then chose to spell a few words on the plain card stock. She’s working on a card for her sister. (so sweet!)
My 4 year old absolutely loved the stamps as well and was thrilled she could stamp out her name.
I’m still working on letter sounds with her, so she and I worked on one of the CVC books together.
We’ll see what they create with their activity basket items tomorrow!
Make sure you stop by and take a peek at the other activity basket for kids: I Can Draw Animals!