Label printables can be found here.
On a recent trip to Walmart, I got five large plastic containers (15 qt) and five smaller plastic containers (2.5 qt), one for each day of the week. Then, I printed the daily labels (link above) and laminated, cut and taped them. I went through all our school supplies looking for educational toys/games, puzzles, manipulatives, sensory fill items and fun tools (to transfer, scoop, funnel) and a magnetic cookie sheet. Many of the educational toys/games, I placed in large plastic bags for her to easily clean up and for easy storage. To see the general guidelines I'm following until I get my own system going, click here.
Next, I began filling the smaller containers which are filled with sensory related items. For this particular week, I used cotton balls, lentils, colored pasta, foam shapes and beads. I added one small container to each of the larger containers--which I then filled with various items like a puzzle, animals for playing, learning games/toys and a few books. Once I introduced her to the boxes, she was very eager to explore.
My goal is to have her work alone for about an hour every day. This allows me time to intentionally play with our younger daughter or work on something else. We are still working on her staying put, but for the most part she does pretty good with a few reminders here and there.
I tried not to bother her too much during her time, but I did peek in to capture a few pictures.
She used pattern blocks to complete the picture.
Beading a pipe cleaner...
It seems she mainly heads straight for the sensory bin and that seems to occupy most of her time. Her only request so far...more time to play in her boxes. :-)
All the featured printables and information on K4 can be found here.
Here are just a few activities she did this week from K4.
Filling in the missing letter...
And, using letter tiles to make the number word.