We have been on a rainbow kick around here lately! From rainbow explosions for the big kids to rainbow snacks for everyone, we have been adding so much color to our lives! As part of the ongoing busy bag series, we have created a 4-in-1 Toddler Rainbow Busy Box, which will be perfect for our upcoming flight with our 21 month old!
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This 4-in-1 Rainbow Busy Box is excellent for home, restaurants, travel and so much more! I know in our home, our toddler is into EVERYTHING and ALL THE TIME! She is, well, busy! When I was trying to figure out a busy bag I wanted to make her for this trip, I realized I needed more than just one idea and it needed to fit in a small space. Enter the 4-in-1 Toddler busy box. It had everything she would need all in one place. It was perfect!
Materials Needed for a Toddler Rainbow Busy Box
Would you shoot me if I told you that you needed anything small and rainbow colored? Okay, I can get a little more specific with what we chose, but I would love to see what you come up with, because honestly, I don’t want you going out to find the exact thing you need or it could make this less easy and less fun. Busy boxes aren’t suppose to keep mama busy!
Items for Sorting (We used pom poms)
Items for Snacking (We used rainbow goldfish and a few other veggies and fruits)
Items for Lacing (We used thick straws and pipe cleaners)
Items for Stacking (We used pouch caps)
1 Tupperware container for all of the items
1-2 smaller containers for loose items
1-2 Rainbow Pill sorters (we got these at the dollar store)
Now for the fun part… Let’t take everything out and see what’s inside!
1. Toddler Rainbow Stacking Activity
This activity was pretty simple to put together. Our toddler is in love with the yogurt squeeze pack, so we are saving the lids to find cool activities to do with them. This was an activity we noticed she was doing already and really had a lot of fun with.
2. Toddler Rainbow Lacing Activity
My toddler was in love with this activity! Basically, we cut 1 pipe cleaner of each color down to size and cut bug fat straws to resemble beads. She loved matching the colors (shh, don’t tell anyone we couldn’t find a blue straw for the pictures) and she especially loved turning it over and dumping them off.
3. Toddler Rainbow Sorting Activity
Who doesn’t love poof balls? I know my little on does. She loved stuffing and un-stuffing the little containers with her tiny fingers.
4. Toddler Rainbow Snack
All that play and sorting, and matching and lacing makes a toddler very, very hungry!!! I know, I know.. this isn’t technically a “busy bag” because the food isn’t reusable, but it is useful! We will definitely be filling this up again for our flight next week!
If that was not enough rainbow madness for you, we have more! over 15 more Rainbow Busy Bags in fact!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Rainbow Color and Shape Learning Puzzles // Itsy Bitsy Fun
Magnetic Rainbow Name Box // Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Rainbow Sight Word Lacing // Preschool Inspirations
Shape Lacing // The Pleasantest Thing
Rainbow Puzzle // Mommy Needs a Coffee Break
Rainbow Popsicle Stick Patterns // Playdough to Plato
Rainbow Color and Shape Match // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Clothespin Rainbow // Adventures of Adam
Quick and Easy Rainbow Busy Bag // The Educators’ Spin on It
Sort and Count Rainbow Puzzle // Powerful Mothering
Rainbow Prism Busy Bag // Left Brain Craft Brain
Rainbow Bubble Wrap Busy Bag // Lalymom
Rainbow Color Sort // Sugar Aunts
Weaving Rainbows // Best Toys for Toddlers
Toddler 4 – in – 1 Rainbow Busy Box // Lemon Lime Adventures
Rainbow Color Sorting Busy Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Busy Bag // Still Playing School
But wait! Don’t go… Want even more Rainbow Fun?