Friday, June 29, 2012

Toddler Boxes {via It's A Long Story}

We're kicking off our Summer guest blogger series this week! We are excited to be sharing posts from several awesome kid's bloggers this summer. We hope you'll love their posts and head over and check out all the other great ideas they have to share on their Facebook pages and blogs. Today's guest blogger is Heather from It's A Long Story. The simple toddler box round up that she is sharing is full of great ideas to keep little ones learning and having fun. 

Hello Toddler Approved readers!

I'm so excited to be over here with you today! My home in blog-land is It's A Long Story, where I blog about my family, my faith, and a whole lot of life.

One thing I've been doing lately is putting together Toddler Boxes for my 3 year old daughter. They're simple activities that she can work on by herself. Let me tell you, they are life savers at dinner time! I thought it would be nice to put them all in one place for you.

Here we go!

What toddler doesn't love stringing buttons? This box get's regular action in our house. I love this one for days on the go because it's a self-contained activity that fit's right inside whatever bag I'm using. You can read the full post (and the idea behind Toddler Boxes) HERE.

I love this box. I like activities that can be changed up, or made more challenging as your child grows, and this is one of those. It can start out as a simple fine motor activity, and take you all the way through color matching and pattern making! Read more on that HERE.

Simplicity is key with Toddler Boxes. I don't think it could get any simpler than this box. It's a box. Haha! Honestly, my daughter comes up with more to do with this one than I do. Read all about it HERE

This is another super simple box that can be adjusted to all sorts of levels of difficulty. My daughter loves to cut, and gets so excited every time she snips a new piece off! Check it out HERE

This one was actually an accidental Toddler Box. Don't you just love happy accidents? I do! Read all about that one HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this little round-up of mine. There are more Toddler Boxes coming, so make sure you connect with It's A Long Story so you don't miss any!

Thanks for having me over to play today!


Heather is a wife, a momma, a lover of Jesus, and a Special Needs Ministry Coordinator. She shares life and all that comes with it at her blog It's A Long Story.You can find more of the Story on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Take a moment and check out her shop, The Flannel Lamb, too!

Thanks for all of the great toddler box ideas Heather!!

Do any of you have any other favorite items that you put into toddler boxes? Share them in the comments!

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Did you catch my post on Wednesday about getting your kids to eat their veggies?

It was part of my summer BabbaBox series sponsored by BabbaCo. This month BabbaCo is offering Toddler Approved readers a special 1 cent deal on their monthly and annual BabbaBox subscriptions. You can enjoy your first box in a monthly or annual membership for just 1 cent! Just type in this code at checkout: TA1CENT Click here to sign up now! The 1 cent offer is only good until July 4th... so hurry!
Do you like to tie dye?

I'm the kid's craft contributor at Life Your Way. This week I am sharing three classic tie dye camp crafts with a twist. I'd love for you to stop by and share your favorite camp crafting memory from when you were little! 


  1. where did you get the giant plastic tweezers?

  2. Looks like a whole lot of fun! Thanks so much for sharing. When my baby is a little older, I'll be happy to use this idea.

  3. Love these ideas!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh Wow, it's very nice. I wonder when can you start giving your daughter the toddler boxes ? And do boys love it as daughters ? I have a 2 yo son and he doesn't seem to enjoy threading activities. Or is it only a matter of age ?
    But really, thanks for sharing !


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