Toddler Activity Box
I posted a picture on Instagram (@lifestylebymariah) the other day of Krew playing with play doh and I talked a little bit about how his activity is OUR sanity. He loves it and so do I, it is a time where I can put him in a chair and get little things done. So after posting that picture I got a lot of questions about the activity box and I thought I would break down the specifics here. I got the idea of the activity box after we took Krew to nursery for the first time (it was a struggle then and still is now) and they tried to get him to sit and color and just have some down time. It really didn't go over well and I didn't want him to be the only kid that wouldn't sit and color or just relax, so I thought that we needed to work with him. I was 38 weeks pregnant and I hauled him to Ikea where we picked out a little cute table and then to Walmart to get items for the activity box, here is what I put in it.
*If you are like me and don't like hauling your kids to the store and would prefer to shop online for everything (even groceries), I've made it easy for you and linked the items for you below as well.
Play Doh tools
This box has honestly saved my sanity so many times, and often I even find myself sitting there coloring with him. I keep the box in the top of the closet making it kind of a reward even though it really helps me out too. Now, some of the items I have to supervise so he only gets to play with those things when I am folding laundry or doing dishes and watching what he is doing so we don't have an absolute mess everywhere! I hope this post helps all my fellow mommy friends who just need a minute to clean, cook, nurse, give yourself a manicure/pedicure or even just sit down and relax through out the day knowing your toddler is occupied with something that won't destroy your house in a matter of seconds.
Posted by Mariah Hopkins