I thought I would *quickly* share with you these treasure boxes that Red Ted made at his nursery. I thought it was such a sweet and fun idea – in essence: you decorate a shoe box and then you fill it with lots of things that are important to you.
Red Ted decorated it at nursery with crepe paper, glitter, straws and a picture of himself. And then at home we added lots of photos of family and friends, some books and to my pleasure some previous crafty items… very sweet indeed. Would be lovely to see how his treasures change over time. He has now taken to treasure box back to nursery, so he tell everyone about what he put in.
I think this could be a very special activity with your children, if you have recently suffered a loss – a special way to remember someone that has passed away (sorry to add a sad note to our happy box, but I do think these boxes can be invaluable).
It was also a great way for me to talk to Red Ted about Operation Christmas Child and about how we have a lot of things and others do not. So we made a “treasure” box for somebody else. We bought the majority things new, but also donated a couple of things that we had recently been given – e.g. I won a BEAUTIFUL stacking toy and was desperate for the kids to have it, but hopefully it will make another little girl somewhere else very happy indeed. Amongst other things, we bought hair slides and pencils. Sweets and a yo yo. As well as practical toothbrush, paste, fannel and lovely lavender soap. I am waiting on some pens and a note book for drawing in that I ordered online. I just hope they fit in!!!!
Red Ted kept asking who EXACTLY we were giving this too and named other children in his nursery class. I am not sure he has quite grasps the concept. But still.. he knows it is a gift to someone else and that we are sharing! THANK YOU to Mummy Mummy Mum who told me all about this scheme!
Why don’t you make a Gift Box for a child in your area?
And if you are in the UK – come visit Mummy Mummy Mum and YOU could also win some prizes – just for taking part 🙂