Pretoddlers love taking things in and out of boxes and other small places. They also still really like to see things drop. So, I came up with this fun activity for J that encompasses both of these.
I took an empty soda can box. Like this Coca-Cola Box..I don’t have a pic of the one I used.
I wrapped it in brown paper leaving cut outs for the handle and the can dispenser part of the box.
I love the big roll of brown paper that you can find in the mailing section at the store (I get mine at Target). I use it for wrapping presents, to cover the table during messy play, and art projects. It’s somewhere around $7 a roll and will last a pretty long time.
I then used card stock and brown paper to make the dog’s face, leaving a hole for the mouth where the handle for the box is.
I then took clothes pins and wrapped them in white paper to make the bones. That’s it!
J loved feeding the dog bones and watching them fall to the bottom!
I introduced this to J when he was 16 months old. Sadly, it took quite a beating over the past couple of months, and was recycled last week.
oh, GREAT idea! This will be our afternoon activity today!
I LOVE this idea! My toddler (and my preschooler) would both have a great time with this! Thanks for sharing!
You have a really lucky kid. 😀
I love this activity! I can see my 18mo enjoying something like this! 🙂
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
so cute! we made a monster box (out of al old tissue box!) and the girls practices numbers and sight words, etc. So much you can do with it – so be sure to keep it. The play can grow with your lil cutie!
Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase!
This is so cute!! What a fun idea! I am invisioning using it for reading or rewards somehow with older kids – THANKS!
This so cute! Great idea!
Brooke @ Let Kids Create
Very cute, I have been saving soda boxes. Great tips on the paper, too. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.
Hi, I follow you from Istanbul, Turkey. I like reading about your home activities and games. I long for the day that I will enjoy them with my daughter when she grow up. Love.
Hi! I used this as inspiration and made a “Feed the Monster” game. I cut out all different shapes in lots of colors and little circles with letters on them. My 3.5 and 1.5 year old are loving this. Thanks for the inspiration!
I love this idea as is tells you how to recycle boxes etc.
I love this idea as is tells you how to recycle boxes etc. this is also a fun way to activities. I Love This!