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A few months ago, I wrote a post on using quiet time boxes when a child stops taking naps. I like to call these quiet time boxes a sanity saver! It is so nice to have peace and quiet for at least an hour each afternoon. Since we’ve started using quiet time boxes with my 4-year-old, I have realized that after a while, he gets bored with the material in each box. So, I have switched material out and changed things around so that he still enjoys quiet time and can work well independently.
As I was switching activities out, I realized that it would be helpful to have a list of lots of items that would be good for quiet time boxes. So today, I am sharing with you 75 quiet time box ideas for preschoolers. I hope that this list will be helpful to you! I am not telling you to go out and buy ALL of the material I suggest, but hopefully several of these activities will be helpful. Of course, please use discretion when deciding what to put in the quiet time box. If your child is young and puts items in the mouth, then do NOT give your child something with small objects. Also, at the bottom of the list includes more than 20 FREE resources you can print for quiet time boxes. Many of them can be printed on cardstock (and even laminated or placed in plastic sleeves) to be used again.
Here are 75 quiet time box ideas for preschoolers…
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