In August the theme was 'Favorite Sport or Hobby', prompting one of our students to create a lovely box of her Artwork. The box she received from her Matchbox Swap partner in return was created around the sport of Sailing.
This past month the theme was Astronomy, and two of our students jumped right in creating some lovely little boxes filled with astronomical treasures. One of the students received their swap partners box in return and was ''over the moon'' with it's creativity and little surprises inside.
It was a smorgasbord of Moon Flip Books, An Astronomy Grab-Bag filled with the Sun, the Moon, Saturn, a Telescope, Stars, and more. Space themed Erasers, a book of Famous Astronomers, some Star Dust, Star Stickers and a Solar System Necklace. Oh, and an 'I-Spy' mini box filled with rice and little trinkets the recipients get to shake to reveal.
These Matchbox Swaps are such a fun way for children to spend learning about various topics. We've swapped themes; such as, Favorite Book, Famous Artist, Mythology, Historical Event, Ocean, Robots, Foreign Country and so many more. You get a month to work on the boxes and is always amazing to see how creative children can be. Our family like to sit around a heaping pile of craft supplies to work on ours together, sharing information we've learned and ideas we've come up with.
Next theme is getting posted up this coming weekend an we can't wait! Since I'm the one who posts up the new themes I already know the topic, but I'm still just as giddy to get started as others :)