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Treasure box for outdoors only

Here in Minnesota the snow and ice are finally gone! The birds are chirping and people are out walking and enjoying the outdoors.
If you have little kids, you know how much they love to explore the outside world. They find special treasures around every corner, whether it be a bird's feather (laden with disease I'm sure!), a new rock, a twig or leaf. When my son was young, he always wanted to bring these treasures into the house but I cringed at the thought.
I came up with a solution that seemed to make sense to his young mind. I decorated a shoebox (with lid) with construction paper. Then I had him draw pictures of bugs, worms and other outside creatures. Next I covered the box in clear contact paper, providing a protection to his artwork and making the shoebox sturdier.  This became his "Outdoor Treasure Box" – it sat on a shelf, where he could reach it and we took it with us whenever we went to the park or took a walk.
He completely understood that his Outdoor Treasure Box was only to hold the treasures he found outside. The struggle to bring items into the house was magically gone. Ahhh…life's simple pleasures.
Enjoy spring!
Audrey Thomas
A.k.a. Organized Audrey

posted on: 5/20/2008 10:00:00 AM by Audrey Thomas
category: Homes

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Audrey Thomas is passionate about working from home and doing it in a way that benefits her family as well as her business. As a nationally recognized speaker she is the author of 50 Ways to Leave Your Clutter, The Road Called Chaos and What's for Dinner? While she's not afraid of the dark or spiders, she hates critters who move fast.

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