I love a good monthly theme, some might say a little too much, so I’m excited that I’m making monthly themes one of my annual goals. My eventual plan is to create a bin in the basement for each month. (Excluding December and October lol. They will have multiple bins I’m sure.) I’m not creating some master checklist or anything, but some ideas for the bins include
- Sensory bin
- Couch Quilt
- Montessori Trays
- Mantle Decor
- Kid craft supplies (stickers, ribbon, paper?)
IDK. I think I’ll end up putting all sorts of things in them. And I love to shop at the dollar store, but I have to tell you that when I went in at the very end of December, they already had their St Patrick’s Day stuff out. Now I can buy it when it’s available (including clearance after the fact!) and I’ll have a place to store it.
The theme for January is snowflakes! I haven’t done much with the theme yet, but I did create a sensory bin for Mia and she has been thrilled!
I started off by turning her Ikea Trofast upside down. I don’t think the buckets would work very well (maybe you could use 2 instead of 3?) but I don’t like the buckets anyway. And now, there is a lip to catch all of the stuff that falls out of the sensory bin!
I dyed some rice teal by putting it in a gallon ziplock bag with a little bit of rubbing alcohol and some blue and yellow food coloring. Then I added these super cute Frozen buttons that I found at Joanne along with some numbers, letters, and pompoms from the dollar store. I then gave her a few plastic cups and spoons that we had from the power outage and she’s had a blast!
I for sure want to make her a Valentine’s Day themed sensory bin for February! Then we’ll see what other fun things I can create. 🙂