Little Boxes… Day One
February 11, 2013 3 Comments
It’s here! The much looked forward to half term, time to relax and enjoy my small people whilst chasing around like an idiot! Half term is exhausting! How to teachers do it? I think the answer to that is training and preparation, so with that in mind and no training what so ever, preparation is my key to sanity.
My plan, now cunningly put into action, was to make 5 boxes, one for each day of the holiday with an activity/trip inside the box.
Each box has a clue on the outside and the type of weather they can be opened in, the forecast today was snow, definitely a indoor kinda day, until it’s lying on the ground in a pristine blanket.
So, once they were fed, dressed and we had done a 10 minute tidy up and vacuum they chose a box.
I think the beloved daughter swayed her brothers choice, she’s the crafter, the one who likes to stick and make but they both agreed, which is always a blessing. This is what they found in the box.
Hole punches and an origami set.
So we punched and folded and had fun with paper for a few hours.
Whilst it rained, then snowed outside…
After lunch they watched Cbeebies programs they hadn’t seen for months as they are now both at school, with such relish! Then they stuck and punched a little more and we made hedgehogs from bread dough.
I’m really thrilled that today was such a huge success! Roll on box number 2!