Busy boxes are awesome for keeping little ones happy and occupied while older children are homeschooling. We used to rotate puzzles, lacing activities, art projects, coloring pages and such for my son. As long as we kept it fresh and interesting, it bought my daughter and I plenty of time to get her homeschool finished.
Now that he is older, those little kid activities don’t keep his attention. He still needs something to do when he finishes his lessons and his sister is still working. I thought he was just too old for busy boxes. Not so. He just needed some more age appropriate activities and, sometimes, a little more room. Boys at this age need their minds and bodies engaged.
Busy Box Ideas For Elementary Age Boys
Marbles and Paper Towel Rolls
Legos With Building Ideas
Engineering Challenge Bag
Cars (and anything that can be used as ramps)
A bug collection jar
Snacks. (Active minds and bodies need nutrition.)
What other ideas can you add to the list?