How To Make A Rainy Day Box

RAINY DAY BOX COLLAGE

When I taught preschool I had a box in my classroom closet known as the “rainy day” box. This box only came out on days that we were stuck inside due to rain or extreme heat. Now that I am a mom I wanted to make a rainy day box for my children and since today is supposed to be about 100 degrees I thought the timing couldn’t have been better.

Jacob helping me shop

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I think Walmart is starting to get ready for Back to School Season…. lol

I headed to Walmart with my children to get all the supplies I needed. I debated between a cardboard box and a large clear bin to keep everything in. I thought the box would be easier to decorate but the bin would be sturdier so in the end I chose to put the items in a clear bin. See more pictures of my shopping trip in my Google+ story. Once home I gathered all of the supplies I needed to decorate our rainy day box.

The supplies I gathered

Supplies Needed:

Clear Bin (Or Medium Sized Cardboard Box)

Small Letter Cutouts

Elmer’s Dot Runner

X-ACTO Basic Shape Templates

Painters Opaque Paint Markers

Re-positionable Designer Masking Tape

How To Recreate My Box:

Use the Designer Masking Tape around the edge of the bin lid and also around the lower half of the clear bottom bin.

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Punch out the letters that you will be using. Flip each letter over and run the Elmer’s Dot Runner along the back of each letter. Then stick the letters on to the lid in the locations you’d like them to be. I chose to put the words “Rainy Day Box” in the middle of my lid.

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Next, it’s time to use the Painters Markers. These need to be shaken well and the tip of the marker pressed down and held down until the paint starts flowing.

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Take out the X-ACTO shape templates and use your Painters Paint Marker to outline a circle.

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I chose to do one color at a time, wiping off the template in between colors.

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The lid all finished. I was tempted to add more spots to it but didn’t.

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Once the bin was finished it was time to fill it up.

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The bin is ready!

You can put anything in your bin that you think your children would enjoy. I added toys and craft supplies that would only come out on these rainy or hot days. I also added in a box of Macaroni & Cheese and {nutritious} cookies so that even lunch would be fun!

What would you put in your rainy day box?

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Easter Desserts & Treats

easter treats

Enjoy these yummy Easter treats!

Click on the pictures to be taken to the posts they come from :)

Little Lamb Cake Balls

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Macaroon Cookie Nests

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Easter Bunny Cupcakes

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Bunny In Carrots Cupcake

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Bunny Cake Pops

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Carrot Cookies In Dirt

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Sugar Egg Cupcakes With Edible Grass

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Bunny Cupcakes

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Fruity Pebbles Treats

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Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs

Christ Centered Easter Crafts & Activities

christ centered easter

I love bunny, chick, and egg crafts but, for our family, Easter is about more than that. I wanted to gather crafts and activities that focused on the reason we celebrate Easter, Jesus Christ. Here are some of my favorites I found online {click pictures to be taken to the posts they come from}:

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Make Resurrection Rolls

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Resurrection Garden

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Colorful Light Ray Cross

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Printable Resurrection Set

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Resurrection Eggs {For Toddlers and Preschoolers}

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Printable Resurrection Bible Craft

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Stained Glass Cross

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Cross Book

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Telling The Story Of Easter With Jelly Beans

Easter Sensory Table

Easter sensory table

I can’t believe that it’s almost Spring! I put the Easter themed sensory table together today. The picture above shows most of the items that are in it but I added a couple other things as well.

Items in Easter Sensory Table:

Easter grass

Easter eggs w/ different designs

Easter themed erasers

Easter colored textured balls

Bunny figurines

White pom poms

Easter cups

The pom-poms were from the Valentine’s Day sensory table but I thought they worked for the Easter one as “bunny tails”. Most of the items I found were in the dollar section at Target and in Walmart’s Easter selection. Target’s Easter aisles, dollar stores, and craft stores are also a great place to find sensory table items.

Easter sensory table

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Close up of the Easter sensory table