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March Busy Boxes

Busy boxes are still one of G’s favorite things!  In fact, he choses to do a busy box more often than just playing with toys!  Plus, they’re a great way to encourage some one-on-one play time with my little guy!
Here are the March Busy Boxes we introduced this month:
march busy boxes
Okay, this one was thrown together so fast but has turned out to be his VERY favorite!
I filled an empty diaper wipes container with a handful of jungle animal-themed beads.  He has to push the animal through the opening (lid closed) and then open the lid to pour the beads out again.  It’s great fine motor and he LOVES inspecting the tiny animals!

march busy boxes
As he gets older, we’ll continue to add harder objects, but for now, this is a simple open and close busy box.  All of the lids on these containers POP open (no need to screw or unscrew).  He loves to open and close them and sometimes shoves tiny animals or toys inside.

march busy boxes
He LOVES his Mess-Free Crayola fingerprint. I, however, do not. Ha!  It’s a FAST activity and while it doesn’t leave a COLORFUL mess, it does leave a bit of a sticky mess.  Still, it’s a great sensory activity!

March busy boxes

G has his own sticker box, which he loves.  His is different than his big sister’s because I’ve removed ALL the backings on his stickers.  This makes is MUCH easier for him to just peel the sticker off.  He always has so much fun digging through, naming the stickers, and of course, plastering his arms and legs with them!

March busy boxes

And finally, a St. Patrick’s themed sensory tub for the little guy (and his sister, who enjoys it just as much as him!).  I just found green objects around the house (buttons, pompoms, erasers) and mixed them in with green and white rice.  He LOVES his “rice box” to dig in and scoop and pour the rice.

Have you implemented any busy boxes with your tot yet?  We’d love to hear!
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2 Comments

  • Reply Janicke Borges Moreno

    Omg i love all of these ideas! I love that you took the backing off the stickers; peeling stickers is always so difficult for my boy. I’m going to try all of these. He’s going to love opening and closing the small container lids. Thanks for sharing!

    March 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Janicke Borges Moreno

    Omg i love all of these ideas! I love that you took the backing off the stickers; peeling stickers is always so difficult for my boy. I’m going to try all of these. He’s going to love opening and closing the small container lids. Thanks for sharing!

    March 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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