Thursday, October 4, 2018

Homeschool Quiet Time Bins for Young Children



Are you looking for a way to keep little ones quiet during school time?

I have found something that definitely helps--it's the Quiet Time Bins.

These are special bins that they are only able to access during the week during school.

And they are a God-send!

We have 5 bins set up for everyday of the week--Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  and Friday.

And they range from things educational games, stickers, toys, workbooks, manipulatives, flashcards, and special toys that they can only play with that day.



I picked up things from places like the dollar store, Five Below, Target Dollarspot, Once Upon a Child (a consignment shop) and like places to keep the price down and so far they have been worth every penny!

You can get storage fabric bins




or just simple baskets like these from the dollar store:




Then grab some educational toys that will keep them entertained and busy!


Here is what is pictured in this bin:

Melissa & Doug Sticker Collection

Matching Game

Math It : Mathematic Puzzles

Googley Eyes (my daughter went through a period where she was obsessed with gluing these eyes onto construction paper)



Tanagrams (pictured below)




Toy Cash register with felt money (I got mine at Target for about $5):





I love that I can change things out and add more as needed or that might need changing down the road!

I also have a running list of things of other activities to turn to when we need peace and quiet and that will be coming in a future post!

Here are also a few valuable proven items that have kept my kids quiet as well!


Painting kits

Playdoh

Lacing Beads



Stacking Peg Boards



Puzzles

Waffle Blocks

Counting Bears

Felt Boards

Stamps

WaterBead Sensory Bins (check out my post about them)




Do you do Quiet Time Bins in your home?

We'd love to hear about them!








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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great ideas for a great grandma of 7 yrs old boy!

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us more about this? I'd like to find out some
additional information.

Clare said...

I am a relatively new homeschool mum to my 8 year old son, and I LOVE this idea. I have not even thought about this before, but it is definitely something I will be doing now.

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