I am a huge fan of workboxes, and it’s no secret that my favorite ones are the “fun” ones I get to fill each day for my girls.
In the fun boxes, I put things that are educational in some sense, but not traditional school work. I had some fun coming up with this list of super-girly workbox fillers for you, and I can’t wait to use some of these ideas myself. Some of these came from our own workbox experience, but most I got from simply opening our cabinets and going through my girls’ bedrooms
(Of course, many of these would work for boys, too, but this series is called Homeschooling Girls so I’m going to stay on that note.)
Workbox Fillers for Girls
Magazines (we like American Girl and Revolve Bible Magazine)
Blank cards or stationery and a colored pen for letter writing
An Acrostic poem for her to complete. Use her name, a color, animal, or other word that will pique her interest.
Math / Fine Motor
Lincoln Logs, Legos
Her own lap chalkboard with a couple math or grammar problems on it and some chalk.
Toy cash register or calculator, fake money, and a note telling her you’ll play store with her.
Sidewalk chalk to play hopscotch with
An active Wii game
An upbeat CD and a card telling her to make up a dance
Arts and Crafts
Knitting needles and yarn
Needle, thread, buttons, fabric
Scrapbook page to decorate
A Ziploc bag of collage items, a sheet of cardstock, and some heavy glue (think sequins, feathers, glitter, pom poms, googly eyes, stickers, etc.)
Flower, leaf, or stone with a sketchpad, colored pencils
Ingredients to make her own art supplies with mom.
More Workbox Fun
A baby doll, diaper, and change of clothes. If you have one of those dolls you can feed, even better!
Nail polish, file and clippers
Rainbow Face Painting Kit
Printables on Homeschool Share
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Do you have some more girly workbox ideas?
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