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Busy box ideas for 3 year old?

Posted by on Jun. 28, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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I want to make some busy boxes for my 3 year old so I will have time to work with my 6 year old. LO is like some kind of stealth ninja. One minute he's next to me and the next he is standing 5 foot up in the pantry. What are some ideas to put in to keep him occupied?
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xomrs.chase
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Sensory bins

I have two so far for my 18mo old. One has fakegrass and toy bugs, the other is a nature bin with flowers, rocks, etc that he collected from outside.
xomrs.chase
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 8:25 AM
I usually buy random craft items at the dollar store and put it in his "rainy day box". We then create activities based on our supplies
xomrs.chase
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Sorting activity:

Get multi colored puff balls (craft section) and set your lo up with a muffin pan. Have your lo sort the colors in the pan
xomrs.chase
by Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Pinterest has tons of ideas
mem82
by Platinum Member on Jun. 28, 2013 at 9:23 AM
Bumpity bump i will be back 8)
collinsmommy0
by Member on Jun. 29, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Search on google or Pinterest for 'busy bags' - there's a ton of ideas. Right now some busy bags we have are:
Felt rainbow that you piece together
Play doh activity mats
Beads & pipe cleaners (put the beads on)
Nuts & bolts (play with them, there's a matching sheet for it)
Plastic eggs - matching the colors
Color sorting activities

Then I have art activities set up, theme kits from mailbox, and puzzles.

But I only have 1 - the busy bags squally require me to sit with him but at least he's sitting & engaged.
Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Pipe cleaners and a strainer (like a pasta strainer)
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Shaving cream on a table!
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 30, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Blocks
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on Jun. 30, 2013 at 11:27 PM
Measuring cups and water (or rice, sand, whatever you are comfy with)
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