I like her ideas. Thinking about adding something like this to the calm box but adding different variations like outlines of people/animals that you can draw in the details of a face (ex: draw different feelings- happy, sad, mad etc) 5 Dry Erase Busy Bag Ideas (Day 20) 31 Days of Busy Bags & Quiet Time Activities @ AllOurDays.com
5 Dry Erase Busy Bag Ideas
1 tbsp cornstarch, 4-6 pumps baby shampoo, 2-3 drops food coloring, 1-2 tsp water = voila! bathtub paint.
free printables - alphabet, old cars + campers, valentines, etc.
V - craft sticks and velcro --- I think this is a neat idea, however the previous pinner went on to comment how good they would be for making shapes and letters. That's true, but wouldn't it be SO much better for the ♥child♥ to discover what these cool materials are capable of, rather than our showing them and possibly stifling their intrinsic motivation?
craft sticks and velcro, a great way to keep little hands busy
oil drip pan instead of using the fridge - I wonder... cover with chalkboard paint?
The road is drawn on the shower curtain liner with permanent marker and the kids can color to their hearts content then drive their cars on it. Great to give with washable markers for hours and hours of fun.
Includes patterns, supply list, etc. (Personal note: I'm a little miffed that she didn't include doll dress-up for her son. Was she afraid of girlie-fying him?)