After seeing tons of ideas for "Busy Boxes" and "Quiet Bins" on Pinterest, I decided to implement our own version for during the school year. Now that both children are in school part or full time, we have less time for the themed activities we have always enjoyed. So each week, I fill two bins with quiet activities--one is themed and one is not.
How It Works
Each night, in the half hour before bed, it is time for Quiet Bins! I sit down with Little M&M and bin #1 while my husband sits down with Honey Pot and bin #2. Each day, the kids switch bins. Every other day, they switch parents. This gives us quality time with both of them throughout the week. It has been super successful so far, and the kids really look forward to doing Quiet Bins.
It has been over two months since we began. Take a look at the themes we've covered so far, by clicking on the theme title. And, if you're looking for other quiet activity ideas, each link will lead you also to our non-themed bin for that week. I will update this page with more themes as we complete them.
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