love and lion

HOUSE TOUR: PLAYROOM

This has been a long time coming for me! Before I bought this system, ALL of these toys were just sitting on the floor. And by sitting on the floor, I mean strewn all over the floor which gave me an eye twitch. I don’t know if this is normal, but I dreaded going in there to play with the kids. It was so unorganized and stressed me out. Aesthetics are super important to me also. When something looks nice, it makes me feel nice. (Scroll down for source links)

I took a page out of The Home Edit‘s book, and decided to organize the crap out of everything, label each basket nicely, and ROYGBIV the toys that are visible. Again… look pretty, feel pretty. Most everything magically fit in here after taking out toys the boys no longer play with! The bigger toys are in matching toy bins. Balls live in a round matching basket. I emptied out toys from their boxes and let them live in these baskets.

I’ve been eyeing Leslee Mitchell prints for a while and finally got my hands on one! They’re actually super inexpensive- you probably need at least one. I might go for a whole wall of the miniatures on another wall!

These rainbow blocks are not only beautful, but they’re so fun to play with! My boys are 7, 4, and 1, and all three are obsessed. I’m obsessed with putting them away in these clear bins by color! They’re definitely an investment toy… like I will save them for my grandchildren lol… but you get what you pay for! Gorgeous and functional.

Hope this helps you look pretty and feel pretty too!

xo

L

 

SOURCES:

Cabinet

Small baskets

Toy bins

Round basket

Clear bins

Bin clip labels

White pen for labels

Car artwork

Rainbow blocks

Stacking rocks

Teepee

Green and white storage bins (similar)

DREIDEL GAME RULES – FREE PRINTABLE

Happy Hannukah / Chanukah / Hanukah! Here’s a fun dreidel game starter kit to give to your kiddos or your students. I’ve found the best thing to do is to send the colorful cards, dreidel, and gelt/pom poms home with kids and then print out a few of the large black and white pages for playing in the class. That way they can have the rules in front of them as they play with friends, but also have a sealed pack they can bring home to their parents. Tell the kids when they play at home, they can use anything for gelt: paperclips, pennies, marshmallows, whatever they have around the house!

 

DREIDELS

GELT or POM POMS

SMALL COLORFUL INSTRUCTION CARDS

LARGE BLACK AND WHITE INSTRUCTIONS

This is our favorite PAPER CUTTER we use for every printable

 

It also just happens to match our wrapping paper (HERE).

 

These books are some favorites to read to the class if they’re kindergarten – 2nd grade age:

Meet the Latkes

The Only One Club

Gracie’s Night

 

Happy spinning!