We use busy boxes every morning after breakfast, before we start schooling! It’s a great way to keep them busy while I am cleaning up, prepping for meals, starting laundry, etc.! I started using them about two years ago…and my oldest has probably outgrown some of the concepts, but he still loves them! We recently added a few “baby busy boxes” for our one year old!
We rotate through the boxes, doing 2-3 each morning. I set a timer, and they play for 10 minutes and then switch boxes!
Here are a few of my ideas…but really the possibilities are endless!
Beans with spoons/cups
Sorting…use colored cups and coordinating small objects (just a random collection)…have them sort by color/shape/size
Water box…put a few cups and scoops in box…when they use this one I empty out the box and fill it with a little bit of water and they love it!
Other Ideas (not pictured)
Clothes pins and popsicle sticks (you’d be surprised at how fun this is for them)
How do you keep little ones busy?!