In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Portable Rice Box

The children at the schools I work at love this activity. They would play for hours if we'd let them. It's simply a twist on the old sand box, but it can be used indoors or out and then tucked away for storage.
MEASURING CUPS (good for estimating/math skills)
1 VERY LARGE BAG OF RICE (sam's or cosco)
CHILDREN (ages4-8 sometimes older if nobody is looking.)
Mix well when playtime is over simply close lid and tuck away. There isn't any sand in hair or clothes, but it's just as fun. One teacher even threw in some dried red beans for a Louisiana flair. This project should cost less than $20. If they finally get tired roll it under their bed and wait for a rainy day. When you pull it out they will fall in love with it again.

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