The last several years, we've put aside money each month in our budget for shoeboxes. The kids and I shop for them one day each month & all the stuff goes in a big bin or bins in our attic ~ or the bench upstairs in the hallway. The ages for the boxes are 2-4, 5-9, 11-14 boy or girl. We "try" to shop for either boy or girl each month but sometimes we find a great deal and buy whats available.
Back to school sales are awesome for pencils, pens, notepads, spiral notebooks, crayons, sharpeners etc. This year we did more boxes for the oldest age group for both boy & girl. I had heard of sewing kits for the girls (the older girls can have sharp scissors) & fishing kits for the boys. So we put our imaginations to work ~ here are some pictures from yesterday
|all our boy box goodies ~ we had a big shoe box|
|homemade fishing kit ~ bobbers not shown|
|it all fit!|
|items for our girl box|
|homemade sewing kit|