Taming Preschooler Worksheets

I should have shared this with you long ago. Well, not too long ago, just last year. I started giving a few worksheets for Jack Jack to complete in addition to coloring pages and other activities that we do. He colors with a passion, by the way.

I print a lot of worksheets because Jack Jack wanted to re-work on some of them like the mazes, connect-the-dots, etc. The thing is that I am stuck with stacks of paper that I do not want to throw away and I do not want to be stuck with that much paper. Not to mention the amount of ink for printing is driving me crazy.

The solution I found are using whiteboard markers or Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons. The latter is not very cost-effective locally. But I’m going to buy those for the right price.

In addition to these eraseable writing tools, I needed something transparent where the worksheet could be slipped into that is also eraseable. Here are the solutions I got so far:

1. Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find this product locally. I have planned on having it shipped had I not found the next options.

2. Acrylic Sheets. When OC Mom in Manila pointed me to 101 Grams of Eye Candy, I was ecstatic. I have found a cheaper way to re-use worksheets. Yay! I like this one because of it’s tablet-like feel. But I haven’t been able to get my hands on acrylic sheets (terrible, huh?) because apparently, bookstore people have no idea what it is.

3. Diamond Clear Sheet Protectors. This idea I got from 1+1+1=1. It is also great that I could prepare multiple worksheets and leave Jack Jack alone longer. Hopefully, for a great amount of time without him getting bored.

Currently, we’re using Wipe Clean workbooks I got for Php55 each until I get one of the above solutions together. Here’s a picture of Jack Jack working on one of his eraseable workbooks.

Pretty intense, huh?

I’d be the happiest if he could stay like that for at least an hour. No luck, though.

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2 COMMENTS
  • Letlet
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    Liam has the first one. I saw it while buying some crafts. We have lots of fun with it. :) It’s not all that pero useful sya. We still print worksheets for him for variety. Alam mo naman and kids, they get bored easily.

    1. The Lazy Mama
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      Up to now, I haven’t gotten any of those. Super helpful the SA’s of National. Either they don’t know or they say they don’t have it because they don’t know. Ka-HB…

      We’re a bit minimizing on printing worksheets. He likes to either paint or mold clay more. I’m just going with the flow.

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