Ever wish you could have a few minutes to make dinner, straighten up or go to the bathroom solo? Exploratory sensory play is the way to go! Try one of these genius busy box ideas designed just for the youngest players.

Fabric Scraps

Fabric scraps work too, especially if you're a sewer who has them around. Jamie from Hands on as We Grow likes to tie small rattles and toys to the fabric as well. And placing the fabric inside an old wipes boxes makes for fascinating pull-it-out and stuff-it-in play.

photo: courtesy of Hands on as We Grow


Have you ever made a busy box for your baby? Tell us about it in the Comments!

—Kelley Gardiner