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.

Magnetic Idea

At home or on the go, littles love magnets. You can place the magnets in an inexpensive metal pan, or use a metal box like a lunch box to take along with you, like these cute magnets used by Sisters, What! Of course, don't leave baby alone with anything containing magnets small enough to put in their mouths.

photo: courtesy of Sisters, What!

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—Kelley Gardiner