As I've mentioned before, I bring Ronan to work with me. I feel very fortunate to work for the family business, which makes bringing my little one to work possible. However, it is an office setting and I must actually get work done, including making phone calls. It wasn't too hard to manage this when Ronan was a baby, but now that he is a very busy toddler, I've had to get creative.
I put together is simple, open-ended busy box and it has been a big hit. Although in all honesty I'm pretty sure half the fun lies in the nifty NEW Rubbermaid® fasten + go Sandwich Kit I packaged it in. This sleek kit snaps together in a perfectly organized bundle and even has a removable carrying strap. Ronan loves snapping the smaller containers together like a little puzzle. I love that it is BPA free and nests together for compact storage.
This fun busy box is a great toddler activity. It keeps them occupied and learning without a huge mess. Plus, you can put it together quickly with just a few simple supplies. This kit has everything you toddler needs to create bracelets made by stringing straw beads onto pipe cleaners, an excellent fine motor activity. As well as a color matching game, where pom poms can be matched up with felt shapes; a wonderful lesson in colors and pre-math skills. Finally, all of the supplies lend themselves to imaginative exploration. Perhaps your toddler will enjoy pouring the straw beads from one container to another or trying to find other matching shapes and colors from around the room.
To Create A Toddler Busy Box You'll Need:
- Rubbermaid® fasten + go Sandwich Kit
- Felt in several colors
- Pom Poms in colors to match the felt
- Pipe cleaners
- Plastic straws (preferably large ones)
How To Assemble a Toddler Activity Kit:
- Cut felt into shapes and place them in the sandwich container.
- Top those with pipe cleaners.
- Cut straws into 1" pieces and fill the two smallest containers.
- Fill the last container with pom poms.
- Wrap it all up and prepare for fun on the run.
I hope this fun kit helps you keep your little one busy! Starting on 12/27/15 head to your local Target store to purchase the NEW Rubbermaid® fasten + go kits! Available in Entree, Sandwich, and Soup Kits! If you're looking for more simple toddler ideas, check out this DIY Travel Felt Board and ever popular Homemade Playdough!