I finally got around to creating a set of small take-along binders for my two kids. They are forever wanting to be busy, constantly restless in restaurants, and my eldest is always wanting to write or draw something. Here is what my solution looks like:
A half-sized, mini binder filled with pocket dividers, page protectors with activities, and lined paper in the back for writing or drawing.
I drew some simple, blank-ish images for the kids to creatively fill in. My thoughts were to update these every now and then with more simple line drawings.
We absolutely love the Crayola dry erase markers – washable, wipeable, bright, and not smelly!
My five-year old, as we speak, is working diligently on her book, all while giving me suggestions for more pages. I haven’t even dived into the free printable sections of the internet yet, but suspect that will be the next place I look for page ideas.
I made quite a few simple pages with writing practice. My eldest is working hard on learning her rather long middle name, address, and phone number. This certainly can’t hurt!
Now I am debating whether or not to make a set of these for the drawing center in my classroom. I could fill it with some simple drawing ideas for the younger grades, or even with FAQ in drawing.