Busy boxes (similar to busy bags) are still one of G’s favorite things! In fact, he chooses to do a busy box more often than just playing with toys! Plus, they’re the perfect way to encourage some one-on-one play time with my little guy! Here are the March Busy Boxes we introduced this month and the new things we included:
March Busy Box Ideas
He LOVES his Mess-Free Crayola fingerpaint (affiliate link). 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 play activity!
Stickers are an easy boredom buster for younger children and older children too. 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 it much easier for him to just peel the sticker off.
He always has so much fun digging through, naming the stickers (great for language development), and of course, plastering his arms and legs with them! I also included a small notebook that he can put the stickers in.
And finally, a St. Patrick’s themed sensory tub for the little guy (and his older sibling, who enjoys it just as much as him!). I just found green objects around the house (buttons, pom poms, erasers) and mixed them in with green and white rice. The green plastic shot glasses are from the dollar store. He LOVES his sensory box and it provides hours of independent play. For easy clean up, put a vinyl shower curtain underneath it on the floor or table. Then, when you child is done, fold it up and shake it out outside.
Check out how we made our original Toddler Busy Box.
Check out our other busy boxes: