Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Peek-a-boo Bucket!

Everything can be a toy.

 Our empty book bucket is now a wonderful toddler hiding spot. 


We often use it as a drum and a pedestal too.

Here are some other easy, toddler friendly ideas for fun with regular household items without regard to their intended purpose:

  1. Collar Stays
  2. Yogurt Containers (plus some other ideas from Creative with Kids)
  3. Magazines (from A Mom with a Lesson Plan)
  4. Newspaper (from hands on: as we grow)
  5. Plastic Cups (from The Imagination Tree)
Sometimes the funnest activities come about all on their own, like Zel's bucket peek-a-boo game or this obstacle course from A Mom with a Lesson Plan.

Has your child discovered a new use for any of your seemingly boring household items?


  1. You are so right! My son loves laundry baskets, one of the coolest toddler toys we have :)

    1. Yeah, ours is mesh and Zel loves to walk around with it on his head.

  2. My son loves to play with anything around the house, too....especially Tupperware! I don't think we needed to buy him any actual toys! :)

    1. I know! I've definitely bought less and less as he gets older and I've learned that the expensive toys are never the favorites.