July Busy Boxes

With the weather being so gorgeous out, we haven’t been doing AS many busy boxes as usual.  But, here are the July Busy Boxes we have set up for this month!
July Busy Boxes
I popped a package of sparkly glitter glue (Dollar Tree) and rolled up some paper to stick in a box.  He LOVED squeezing the glue and it was relatively mess-free.  Even M had to get in on the action (especially now that she’s home for summer!).
July Busy Boxes
Another fun art box was when I put a box of watercolor crayons and paper out for him.  These are SO fun and I highly recommend for tots!  Basically, you dip the crayon in water and then draw.  The colors are so vibrant and bleed just enough to be super exciting to watch!  We buy ours at Michaels but they’re also available HERE.
July Busy Boxes
This is one of his faves but definitely requires an extra dose of supervision.  I put in a jar of pony beads (from Hobby Lobby) and some pipe cleaners (shorter ones are easier to manage for little hands).  It is SUCH great fine motor work to string those little beads!
July Busy Boxes
I purchased this Melissa and Doug book at Target and it is SO awesome!  Seriously, he plays with this every single day.  You just add water to the pen and you’re good to go!  Plus, the pages eventually fade so you can “paint” over and over again!
July Busy Boxes
G is pretty proficient at using tongs so now I’ve added in tweezers, chopsticks, and a long handled spoon.  Pompoms are easy to grab and transfer and I use a paint tray to teach one-to-one correspondence!
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  • Reply Lindsey

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. I had never seen water color crayons before. How much are they at Michaels? Wondering if it’s worth a trip!

    Lindsey @

    July 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Olives and Pickles

    Enter to my giveaway for a $50 gift certificate from Montessori Services

    July 12, 2013 at 5:06 am
  • Reply cheapcraftymama

    Those look like fun! Where did you get the tweezers?

    July 15, 2013 at 12:49 am
    • Reply The Activity Mom

      The tweezers can be found at Oriental Trading Co.

      July 15, 2013 at 11:40 am
    • Reply The Activity Mom

      The pink and turquoise tweezers were kid friendly chopsticks found at the Target dollar spot awhile back.

      July 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

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