I found the cutest, shabbiest tool box at Luckett’s Spring Market this year. It is wonderfully chippy with lots of little nooks and crannies on the interior. I have had it sitting on my kitchen table, filling it with fruit for the kids to grab. Of course, now that it’s the dog days of summer we need a bit more than fruit to get through!
I decided to fill it with activities that they can grab when I hear the dreaded phrase, “I’m bored.” As a introvered person that is never bored you can imagine how much I hate this phrase. There is always something creative one can get into.
I filled the caddy mostly with items that I already owned so I really did not spend any money. Some of the items I added were games, books, cross stitch kits, knitting needles and yarn, colored pencils, notebooks and a few little green faux plants to make it pretty.
My Fiona Tate happens to be the best knitter in the house. We love these balls of yarn that include about five colors. She’s taught everyone in the house how to knit.
I also love these Exercise Dice to keep kids entertained, exercising and hopefully tired 🙂
We love a good joke book over here and I recently purchased a few family devotional books to discuss over dinner.
The kids also have the option of writing everyone little notes with these sweet notecards that I purchased at The Urban Farmhouse.
I imagine I’m going to have to add and edit a few items as kids get, ahem, bored.