Toddler Activities Using Containers

I purchased these mini storage containers. (10 for $1)  I brought them home and explored the possibilities and came up with Toddler Activities Using Containers.
Toddler activities using containers
 Our shape for the week is a square, so I chose this shape for us to count.
How many orange squares are in the container? How many blue squares?
LM would take them out and count them and then put them back in the container.
toddler activities using containers
LM loves doing anything we these gems, so he loved this!
toddler activities using containers
These little foam frogs fit perfectly in the small containers.
toddler activities using containerstoddler activities using containers
LM (age 28 months) played with the containers for quite some time.
toddler learning activities with containers
toddler learning activities with containers
Fill each container with the amount of beans written on the lid.  Have your child choose two of the bins and create a math problem.  Solve by counting the beans in each bin.
Container Activities: 
  • Counting
  • Putting the lids on and off (fine motor skills)
  • Stacking with the lids on
  • Stacking with the lids off- putting each container inside the next one
  • Finding objects around the house to hide in the containers
  • Building
  • Addition or Subtraction
  • Sorting
  • Color Matching


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  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    So many great ideas!

    May 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Where did you find these containers–great ideas with them!!

    May 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply The Activity Mom

    These containers (or something similar) can be found at your local dollar store.

    May 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm
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