Good morning! I can’t wait to share this with you. I had a tough time coming up with things for Audrey to play with for times when I need to get some work done. So I kept my eye out for things that are either free or cheap to put in some of these plastic bins that I already had on hand from wal-mart.
I picked up a few duck’s in the dollar spot at target. Audrey loves to play in the water with her ducks.
Rubber ducks get so yucky when water gets in them so I hot glued their mouths shut. No mold for them and now they can’t talk back! haha Audrey can put her ducks in the water and play with them without me worrying about her getting sick. I will lay a few towels down and let her get a little messy with this busy bin.
I got these cute little wooden cars from the dollar spot and a bag of beans I had. Instant dirt!
I saved up some leftover magazines for Audrey to cut up with different shapes of scissors that I had in my craft supplies. I supervise her with this of course. I think its so important to make sure kids can cut with scissors before kindergarten. I don’t care if she makes a mess either. I also encourage her to glue collages together.
Target had their little plastic animal sets on sale at Target during Christmas time for $8 which is a little more than I would have liked to pay but I got them for her for Christmas so used my Christmas budget for that. Eventually I would like to put a little bit of sand in here too.
Here are some wild animals. She loves these and begs to play with them. These are just a few that I came up with. I have a list of little things I have my eye out for to make a few more.
What do you think? Have you ever made busy bins for your kids? Do you have any ideas for more busy bins?
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