I have a problem. This Little Lady has discovered how fun it is to pull things out of boxes or off rolls over and over again. She L.O.V.E.S. to do this!
Luckily, I have a fun stash of fabric squares from making a blanket and other sample scraps that are perfect for this activity.
And luckily, I have friends who gave me an empty wipe box. Combining these two items, we have created the perfect solution to fix our pulling addiction! There are a variety of ways to make this and all are entertaining for this busy age and super easy to put together. Even her big brother and sister love helping her clean it up!
What You Need:
- Empty wipe box
- Fabric squares with a variety of textures
- A curious toddler
Step 1: Gather supplies and cut squares if needed. The more textures and colorsy ou have in the mix, the better. It will allow you to talk about rough, soft, scratchy, names of colors, etc. We usually use the plastic bag type wipes, so we put a shout out among our friends and sure enough, we had a couple friends who had extra empty cases to give us.
Step 2: Put the box in front of your toddler and enjoy watching their curiosity go to work. You may want to give them some hints on what they are supposed to do, but give them a little time to figure it out on their own first.
Step 3: Enjoy! She was so excited every time she pulled a piece out.
Her brother thought it was fun to match the squares up!
She learned how to say “soft” with this activity. She loves pulling out the silky ones and rubbing them on her cheeks. I love this picture!
This post was originally posted in April, 2014. It was so much fun we had to share it again!
What are your favorite Wipe Box activities?