Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stash x2

For a quick recap: Simon's stash is a small laundry basket that stays in our dining area. Each Sunday I refill it with education activities. The goal is to complete one activity each night. Some of the items stay in the basket all week (like puzzles) while others are replenished as they are used (like coloring pages). Materials for activities needing multiple parts or supplies are placed in bags. This has been an excellent tool for ensuring that Simon and I get quality time together after work/school.

Last week's stash:
1. Preschool worksheets (thank you Dollar Tree) with crayons
2. Old catalog with scissors to practice cutting
3. Muffin mix
3. Alphabet puzzle cards
4. Sequencing set (we got ours from Scholastic - here is a similar activity)
5. Supplies for bird popsicles
6. Supplies for polar bear craft
7. Coloring pages with markers
8. Speech therapy supplies (Simon recently started speech)
The stash is sitting on some polar bear books that I pulled to go with the unit his preschool class was studying.

This week's stash:
1. Coloring pages and colored pencils
2. Worksheets and crayons
3. My First Wooden Matching Puzzle Spell and Learn (I paid about $3 on clearance at Ross)
4. Jello mix
5. Strawberry Shortcake Old Maid
6. Shaving cream and small construction vehicles (it was my friend Kendra's idea to spray shaving cream on the table and let the construction vehicles play in the "snow")
7. Stickers and paper
8. A toilet paper dragon
9. Speech therapy supplies

I updated my original Simon's Stash blog to show state standards met by each activity.


  1. Love this idea! You are a genius!!

  2. That's a great idea!!
    Have fun

  3. love this :-) need to do it used to do so much crafts before the lil guy came harder now

  4. sounds very interesting..great job Angela..;)
    Tasty Appetite


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