What’s in the Box Wednesday ~ Preschool

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a “What’s in the Box Wednesday” post, so I thought I’d do another round for you all! Today I’m sharing the Teeny Tot’s preschool workboxes! This week she’s working on the Letter J and so she has a variety of activities in her boxes.


Her top drawer always remains the same. She has her pencil organizer that houses most of what she needs for each day along with some extras that seem to find their way in. Actually this is the place we look first if somebody is missing something from their drawers!

She also has her Preschool Daily Learning Notebook, which she absolutely LOVES! I think it makes her feel like she’s doing ‘big kid’ work. Each day she fills out the notebook as directed, and each week she colors one letter (whichever one we’re on that week), one shape, and one number.

In her next box she has the Jesus Letter Matching game and a dry-erase handwriting practice along with markers, and an eraser!



She also has a puzzle activity, as well as a lacing activity. Both are great for logical thinking and improving fine motor-skills!



I found some 1” color cubes, and I put them in a box with a capital letter J and lowercase j.


I have her use the blocks to make a pattern on the letter shapes.



She also has her letter J magnet page, along with our homemade pom-pom magnets, and a cute little metal cookie sheet! (I’m sorry I can’t find the link for the cookie tray anymore, it was part of a sentence building kit I found at a used fair.)



That’s all that is in her drawers for today! Tomorrow I will re-fill them with a bunch of new activities for her to have fun with! Have some great preschool workbox ideas to share? Make sure to leave a comment below or link up!

If you don’t know what workboxes are, click here!


  • lydia October 10, 2012 at 12:07 am

    hi, I love all your printables. Thank you very much. Just wondering if you could add the Saturday and Sunday into the Daily Learning notebook. I don’t homeschool, but I’d love to teach them the days of the week using the daily learning notebook.

  • Alli October 10, 2012 at 4:18 am

    Thank you for sharing how you homeschool, your ideas and printables – it has blessed our family…I think the magnet board in your post is from Barker Creek – here is the link: http://www.barkercreek.com/products/productdetail/Learning+Magnets+Blue+Kidboard%26%238482%3B/part_number=LM-2911/

  • Debbie October 10, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Thanks for your website! I print out a lot of your preschool stuff. Here’s something I do with my three year old. I print and cut out these flags but then I have her glue them onto straws instead of toothpicks. She can then use the straws for her drink at lunch that day.


  • Shannon October 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful printables! I recently purchased LOTW and I love it! I’m in the process of getting organized to start it. As a former teacher (high school / middle school), and am so IMPRESSED!!!

    As far as the magnetic boards, what about spray painting cookie sheets from the dollar store???

  • Beth Stratton October 11, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I came across your site today through http://www.icanteachmychild.com. I love all the printables. Thank you so much for making them available. I am in the process of getting things ready for my 3 year old.

  • Joelle October 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I love your idea of having different activities prepared for a day in different drawers. It’s a discovery for each day…it’s like a gift. Very nice!

  • Chandra Luna October 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    You can find the metal trays at Mardel’s. That is where I got mine that looks just like yours.

  • Ashley October 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

    How many drawers does your tiny tot have daily? I am thinking of setting up 10 drawers per week but doing only 2 per day for my 3 1/2 yr old. Then once we get the hang of it will move to 3′ then, 4 and so on:)
    What cha think?


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