It seemed like the perfect time to create some new busy boxes for Big Brother. He was able to use them first when he was feeling sick, and needing some new quiet activities, and also later in the week when Little Brother was the one who was feeling more under the weather and needing more of Mama's attention.
This round of box ideas are probably best suited for preschool aged kiddos. As always, I tried to use materials we have around the house.
Busy Box Ideas
Number Pom Pom Match: I originally saw this as a Busy Bag activity on Pinterest in a post on a busy bag exchange at Second Story Window. We used it as a busy bag for a while, but moved it into a box this week. Kiddos match the number on top to the number of dots on the bottom. They fill the matched egg with the correct number of pom poms.
Straw Building: Using pipe cleaners and cut straws kiddos can create either flat shapes or three-dimensional buildings. (Insert part of a pipe cleaner into one end of the straw and attach another straw on the opposite end of the pipe cleaner.) Big Brother and I did this one the first time together and we created everything from triangles to a house.
I'm always looking for other fun busy box (or bag ideas). Follow our Busy Bags & Boxes Pinterest Board for other ideas we collect.
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