Idea and Activity Organization: Index Cards to the Rescue!

I have a confession. 

I struggle with brain clutter!

I have too many ideas.  I write them on pieces of paper.  I lose the paper (and I can’t find it when I want it).  It drives me insane!

So, I came up with this simple idea.  Whenever I have an idea for an activity for the girls, I write it on a colored index card.  I place it in an index card holder, and when I’m planning or looking for something to do, I can pull out the cards with all my ideas on them!

I’ve also listed every learning activity we have on white index cards.  When I want to plan which ones to use, I just pull out eight to ten activities and get them ready for the next week.  Then, I move those cards to the back, and we have a fresh rotation the next week!

I can’t say my mind is completely uncluttered, but it’s helping!!  And I remember to utilize the activities we have that I sometimes forget about! 

*On a side note, I’ve also found Pinterest helpful in organizing ideas, but sometimes I just need a break from the computer!!

About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.


  1. Mercedes says:

    These is a great idea. Since all the school stuff is on sale I think I am going to get myself a note card holder. Thank you!

  2. Radtke Customs says:

    Been thinking about this all weekend. Realizing that it's just going to be me and the 3yo at home all day this next school year, I may have to put this one into action. She is going to keep me hopping even more than I am now with her.

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