Tuesday, March 25, 2008

An Idea for Moms/Grandmas with Little Ones

Sometimes people ask me what I do with the little ones while I am working on school with the older ones. We have lots of different activities that I rotate them through, and I wanted to share one in particular that Lily and Rowan enjoy. I save all the junk mail that we receive, and once a week or so I pull out a shoebox full and the girls have a ball ripping things open, writing on the papers, and re-sealing their important documents. Sometimes they add stickers, and they always enjoy getting 'credit cards' to add to their repertoire. (Hmmm...I see a teaching opportunity coming on...). Anyway, just thought I'd share a fun way to entertain your kids, and actually have a purpose for wasteful junk mail.

1 comment:

velvet said...

Great idea! My kids love to open the junk mail, but I don't make it a special occasion.

It's been a while since I've been to your blog. I've decided I'm posting comments on everything! The kids are in bed, and I have free time. What a rarity!