Here at Lemon Lime Adventures, we have a busy house. We spend most of our days homeschooling our children, running to therapies, and transferring between houses. Teaching my older boys (6 and 8) is not always the easiest thing to do with a little one under my feet. That is why baby busy boxes are a must for both baby play and my sanity. Today, I can’t wait to share 10 of our favorite baby busy box ideas.
In case you are new here, I will give a brief overview of Baby busy boxes. For the full story, be sure to head over to Melissa and Doug for Ins and Outs of Baby Busy Boxes for great tips on setting up successful busy boxes.
What Are Busy Boxes?
A busy box is any container filled with materials or items your child can use independently. While one on one time with your baby is encouraged, it is not always realistic. Busy boxes allow you the extra 5 minutes you might need to give a sibling attention, make dinner or fold laundry. Busy boxes for babies can provide benefits such as fine motor skills, cognitive reasoning, and language development.
10 Simple Ideas for Busy Boxes
1. Fabric Scraps
2. Stuffed Toys
3. Musical Instruments
3. Recycled Lids
4. Wooden Toys
5. Kitchen Utensils
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9. Discovery Bottles
10. Fabric Circles
Baby busy boxes do not have to take a lot of time, money or energy to put together. I have found the simpler the busy box, the better. As you can see, Super B has loved our Busy Boxes over the last year and continues to explore as we rotate the items. One of my favorite parts of our busy boxes is the fact that they are easy to clean up, minimal, and aesthetically pleasing.
These make great gifts and quick ideas for entertaining a little one. Not only do they provide entertainment for your tiny one, they also encourage interaction between siblings in the process. I hope you have enjoyed 10 Busy Box Ideas. If so, be sure to swing over to Melissa and Doug to read 5 Practical Tips for Busy Baby Boxes.
If you are still looking for more baby fun, be sure to check out my Pinterest boards just for Babies!