The winner of last week’s Rainbow Resource giveaway is: Betty from Peace Creek on the Prairie! Congrats, Betty, and thanks for sharing your Spring Workbox ideas!
This week, I’ll be giving one reader a subscription to Family FunMagazine! You’ll find lots of workbox-worthy ideas in there!
Here’s my inspired idea…
No, I didn’t forget to fill my six year old’s box. Once in a while, I’ll intentionally leave one empty! It became apparent to me sometime this year that Soleil was having difficulty creating her own fun. It’s not like she didn’t have good ideas. She’s very creative and has done everything from put on a thirteen act play to crafting gifts for everyone we know.
However, she had gotten so used to me planning all her fun for her that if some free time came up, she’d spend the entire time asking me what she should do, to which I would reply, “Whatever you want!” Not a huge problem, but I wanted her to be able to spend a few minutes on her own once in a while.
Hence the empty box. Her task when she comes upon an empty box is to find something to do on her own for thirty minutes. The first time she had an empty box, I helped her make a list of all her fun ideas. She rarely refers to it anymore, and she’s now not only bursting with ideas, but she’s taking control of her own free time, which must be a little empowering, right?