Wednesday Workbox Day

Wednesday workbox day250

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…

Workbox

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?

I’d love it if you linked up a workbox post today! Please read the link-up guidelines here.

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  1. Thanks so much. Is there anything I need to do? Again thanks!!
    .-= Betty´s last blog ..Nature Study Tuesday—April 26—Bull Frog =-.

  2. Great idea here! :)
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Home is … a $2.99 bargain that makes me Happy! =-.

  3. Grr I forgot again. I really want to participate in this meme!
    .-= Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy´s last blog ..Bright and Shiny Lights of Public School =-.

  4. This is such a good idea for a workbox. I linked up to you in my Workbox Weekly post today.

    Blessings
    Honey
    .-= Honey´s last blog ..Workbox Weekly – Printables =-.

  5. How funny!!! What did she think?
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..Circles =-.

  6. OK, I’m inspired. My goal is to have workboxes for my 2 younger ones by summer – to do summer school activities in. It looks so ‘user friendly’.
    I sure enjoy your blog.
    .-= Debi´s last blog ..Joel’s 13! =-.

  7. I love your blog, I came across it through the homeschooling classroom. it is inspiring to read about other homeschooling moms. I am so excited to start this new venture in my life.

  8. Love the site — hope all is well and that you return soon!
    .-= Gabby´s last blog ..He Dressed Himself =-.

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