I am very excited to share some Quiet Bins with you today from my brand new book!
This new Quiet Bins book has been created specifically for you. You are busy. You have, work with, or teach little ones – and so I know that you are busy. You don’t have time to run all around town gathering supplies for your Quiet Bins.
Which is exactly why I created this book! Dollarstore Quiet Bins: Nine Dollarstore items, 30 brilliant Quiet Bins.
One trip to the Dollarstore to grab these 9 everyday, super simple materials and you are set to make ALL 30 of these Quiet Bins.
And of course, just like my first book, these are educational and child-centered activities. You can feel really good about having some quiet time yourself, knowing your little ones are playing and learning all on their own.
I wanted to share a few of the Quiet Bins from this book, but I was having trouble deciding which ones to share. I made the decision easy on myself by deciding to share the 4 bins my boys are currently using.
(From the above picture, top to bottom)
3D Art. My boys love doing arts and crafts, but that I find crafts tricky to make open-ended, mess-free, and independent. Since all 3 of those are key to Quiet Bins (there is no being “done” the bin, there are no real messes like paint or glue, and little ones can do them entirely on their own), I hadn’t put any art in A Year of Educational Quiet Bins. But for this book, I found a way!
I added paper plates that I had poked a sharp pencil through many times to make holes to a bin with pipecleaners. And voila! 3D art was created again and again and again.
My little ones have been working on many skills with this bin. Improving creativity, visual spatial skills, and fine motor skills among many more.
Clear the Road. There was a terrible pompom snowstorm and all the ‘snow’ must get cleared! Luckily, little ones are always up for the job!
For this Quiet Bin I added in loads of pompoms of various colours and sizes (from an assorted pack at the Dollarstore), clothespins, and straws.
My little ones have been strengthening their hands for future writing and improving fine motor skills as they clip those pompoms with the clothespins and “clear the road”. They have also been practicing sorting and counting skills, and exploring different ways to move the pompoms (blowing through the straw, etc)
Cutting Cupcake Liners. Add oodles of pretty cupcake liners to a Quiet Bin with a pair of safety scissors. My boys have been creating incredible things. My littlest has been practicing his scissor skills and really just ‘chopping’, as he calls it. My 6 year old has been creating intricate and impressive things! Whirligigs, flowers, and butterflies so far.
The skills this Quiet Bin target are scissor skills and cutting of course, but also creativity, fine motor skills, symmetry, and increasing attention spans.
Ring Toss. This one is the ultimate Quiet Bin right now. I think it’s such a big hit because of the Olympics, though this isn’t actually close to any Olympic sport. But my boys certainly act as though it is!
Paper plates with holes cut through the middle float beautifully through the air – but here’s the lovely quiet catch – only when you are nice and close to your target. Those targets are made by clipping a clothespin or two to the side of the Quiet Bin. My little guys have played this many ways, but have the best results when they take one tiny step back each time they are successful.
This Quiet Bin works on hand-eye coordination and focus, as well as some gross motor skills. Colour recognition, sorting, and counting up scores all add to the educational value of this fun game.
Also in this book I talk about how to introduce and get the most out of Quiet Bins and how we introduce and use them in our home. Since many of these bins work on literacy skills, I also address the order to introduce letters to your little ones.
I am so excited with the results of this book and I truly hope you love it. I would love you to help me launch the release of Dollarstore Quiet Bins!
For the next 3 days, you can grab an eBook copy of my brand new book Dollarstore Quiet Bins for only $6. Please use the code “NewQuietBins” at the checkout.
This book is also available in Print copy from Amazon.com
Please head to my books section (just click right here) to get this brand new book and to claim your deal. Thank you so much for your support!
Thank you so much for reading and allowing me to share my excitement with you. I hope these Quiet Bins are helpful to you and that your little ones love them.
I hope you have a fabulous week!