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April 21, 2014

Storing Kid's Activities




I am finally back after almost two weeks!  If it wasn't one thing it was another, but isn't that how life is?  I'm happy to finally be back and continue my Kid's Organization Month!

When we last left off, I was talking about Learning Activities and also had a FREE printable!  Today I'm talking about how I store all those learning activities, because if you have learning activities then you know how hard it is to keep them organized so you can find the right one.  

After I made the list of activities I wanted to teach Emma (See links above) I made a trip to the dollar store to pick up 5 of these plastic storage boxes, one for each activity.  The motor skills activities take up more space, so I used a bigger storage box I already had on hand for that one.  



I then put the already made activities into each box so when it's time for an activity, or on those days my little one is really bored, I can just grab a bag from the boxes and she's all set!  Check out those pretty polka-dot labels I made for the boxes!  I made one for each box so I know what is inside.  I don't have a laminator, so I had to laminate these labels the old fashioned way, tape and scissors.  I made mine from the computer, but you can also cut yours out from scrapbook paper & use letter stickers.  



Speaking of stickers, I made a special box for stickers since I use them for everything!  I have a ton of stickers!  They can be used for rewards, learning activities like math, and arts & crafts.  I usually pick mine up at the dollar store because they have a lot of fun ones for super cheap. 



The Arts & Crafts already had their own box, but there were other items that aren't used every day that needed to be stored.  I used a heart boxes I picked up at Target about a year ago to hold all of the extra arts & craft items like pipe cleaners, pom poms and foam sheets.  There might even be some googly eyes hiding in there some where.  :)



I then stuck some pom poms into these little boxes and piled them into a plastic tray, so I can just pull it out when I need them.  I also stored a few extra foam shapes too. 



I like Pom poms because they can also be used for lots of different things, like counting in math and making arts and crafts (Arts & Crafts is my favorite subject!)  I topped everything off with a pretty little basket of yarn. 



These boxes have been working great for me!  When planing activities, it's easy to just stick them in the correct box and if I'm at work, my husband can still find the activities for our little one to do. 

How do you organize your kid's activities?   


**Join me all month long for more Kids Organizing tips and projects! 



I've linked up this post at:

-A Bowl Full of Lemons
-Not Just a Housewife
-Ginger Snap Crafts
-Live Laugh Rowe

14 comments:

  1. You have some great tips here!! I love organizing tips and tricks! Following on Twitter and Pinterest!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Selene & for the follows. I'm heading over to check out your blog right now. =)

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  2. How cool to know how to do this! Thanks

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  3. I love seeing how others organize things. I definitely need to get my kids stuff under control. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Valerie! I love seeing different methods of organizing too! It's fun to see all the different styles everyone has.

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  4. I have a storage system like this.. well similar to this.. yours is prettier and my girls will not follow with it. They put the ponies in with the pet shops and it drives me crazy.

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    1. Oh, don't even get me started with the LPS and MLP's lol. I also tried to organize my little one's stuff in individual boxes and it did not work. I ended up buying a huge basket and dumped everything in there. Everything is hidden and she has fun digging to find things. =)

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  5. Love organizing! Those plastic containers are so handy when it comes to sorting kids toys and craft supplies.

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    1. Hi Caroline! Yes they are! They have been a lifesaver. Especially now that my little one has started school, they make it so easy to find things we need for her homework. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Your method of storage is very similar to mine, we use the same totes and label them the same way! I always thought it was my virgo curse to be so tidy.

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    1. Thanks Kippy! Did you say Virgo? I'm a Virgo too. Maybe that's why we're so similar when it comes to organizing! =)

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  7. I'm hip to your organizing methods;) I really should label them so the kids can continue to identify with words what they want. Great idea! #blogitforward

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    1. Thanks Katie! I labeled them for me, but it would be a great opportunity for my little one to start identifying words! Thanks for the tip. =)

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  8. Loving your organization. I can see how I could adopt this with my holiday decor. Great ideas!

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