My kids love to write, especially my daughter. She's always getting into my cupboards, looking for envelopes, sticky notes, or paper. The kids have their own art cupboard, but for some reason, they like my things best. Today we created a writing center, just for the kids.
We started with some pegboard and a little trim from Lowe's. The pegboard was precut to 2'x4'. The nice people at Lowe's can cut the trim, but I just cut mine with a hand saw.
I made a frame to go around the edges. In the interest in saving a few cents, I just used a small piece on the bottom. No one will see the bottom and it just needs to be pushed out from the wall a little.
Then came the fun part. The kids helped me add the bins. I hit the dollar store on the way home and bought envelopes, sticky notes, blank cards, notepads, and stickers I also made a few blank books and put those in a bin. My daughter is in kindergarten and loves to make her own books.
The two wall file bins are for paper and projects. Blank paper is always a must in the writing center. The project bin is for all of the works-in-progress. We always have cards we are working on, books in progress, and letters that need addresses and stamps.
As a final touch, we added a hanger for sight words. My daughter's teacher sends her sight word cards home as they learn them in class. This will be a great tool to have close by!
The new writing center was used within the first 2 minutes of completion!
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