While staring at it one day, it occurred to me that I could use it as a theme basket. Our first theme basket was bugs. It was full of books, coloring pages, small games and a magnifying glass. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of it.
After we were done with that, we turned it into a Hawaii basket. Lizzie has been fascinated by Hawaii lately, so I thought it would be fun to explore that theme. I found several books at the library.
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I printed out a large picture of a sea turtle, then cut it into pieces to make a puzzle.
I took unlined index cards and turned them into color-your-own postcards. I drew a picture on the front and added the address lines and small square stickers for stamps on the back.
We had a shell matching game that came from the back of one of Lizzie’s old High Five magazines.
Finally, I found some Hawaii-related clip art, enlarged it so it took up half a sheet of paper, then printed them out. I used contact paper to reinforce them, then punched holes around the edges. Voila, homemade lacing cards!
I also added binoculars and a file folder with several Hawaii coloring pages (not pictured).
We also did the classic vinegar and baking soda science experiment to see how a volcano erupted.