The holiday catalogs are pouring in and I don’t know about your kids, but mine love them. In an effort to keep them in one place and to make the endless gift searching sort of educational, I set up a little catalog “station”. Simple, but the kids love it and it keeps them occupied in the dinner-making hour.
composition book for keeping track of “the list” – this is the educational part for my starting to read and write little one
(I covered this with some Christmas-y cardstock to make it more festive)
I put everything in this apple basket to contain the activity when we’re not using the items