I’ve had some questions on how we keep the Teeny Tot busy during school.


The answer for us as been to give her a desk with her own workboxes and start “Teeny Tot School”! Okay, so its more like, “Make a gigantic mess all over School”, but it affords us some valuable teaching time that’s worth the clean up!

I just keep these activities in the boxes until she stops getting into them, then I swap ‘em out with new activities. I also recruit my other kids to help fill her boxes, they come up with some excellent ideas!

  • Stacking cups
  • Sorting Keys

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  • Discovery Toys locking blocks
  • Paper cups, pom-poms, PF Chang’s kids chopsticks (My prek filled this box)

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  • Old phone graveyard
  • Measuring cups, bowls, pom-poms

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  • Tape, stickers and paper (looks harmless right? ;o) )
  • Felt Strawberries and bowl for transferring

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If all else fails…we send her out of the room with our preschooler ‘til we’re done!



Results are in and its a….drum roll please…“Thumbs Up!” from the Teeny Tiny Tot.

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  1. Thank you so much for the link back! I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you all are up to. I have found that it is easy to adapt many of the materials in your preschool curriculum and use them for our younger tots. With them already made (and laminated) I am able to use the many times and pull them out for different activities as Sophie's learning needs change. Thanks!

  2. hi my son loves your number cards. he went to ps for 2 yrs and will be coming back to hsing.The workboxes is getting him excited. He would love to lord of rings version. your grid (workbox no's) fits my sterlite drawes. can you post blank grid. so i have right dimensions and i'll have to do is import pix into ? micrsoft?pp?ap?if not how make it? im very cmputer illiterate. where get lego stars clipart. the pdf file on your site with transformers workbox no's. cant be altered.i appreciate your help.

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