I’m always looking for ideas to keep Ledger busy. It seems like the web is filled with millions of idea’s for girls, and not as many for boys. So this is for all of you with boys who love trucks as much as my toddler does!
After bringing the twins home, there have been soo many times when I needed something to entertain/distract Ledger so I could focus on the babies for a little bit. I wanted the activity to be hands on, rather than more TV. My SIL, Cara, came to the rescue with this simple idea, and it’s become one of Ledger’s favorites. I don’t let him play with it too often, it’s used more as a reward or when I’m simply desperate. Therefore, he’s always REALLY excited to play with it.
At first, I was hesitant to put this together. I was afraid the rice would make a bigger mess than it would be worth, but it hasn’t been that big of a problem. (I warn Ledger if he makes too big of a mess, it goes back up into the closet) And shortly after I took these pictures, I started laying an old sheet down, and having Ledger play on top of it. When he’s finished, I shake the rice outside. Easy cleanup :) But I’m amazed at how long Ledger will play with these trucks.
Graduating in Elementary Education, I learned the importance of sensory activities. Ledger loves the feel of the rice.
The best part is it has a lid, and when he’s finished, it goes right back up in the closet and is ready for next time.
What you need to make your own:
- 1 large container (preferably with a lid)
- A few mini construction trucks. (I bought these for only $5.88. They’re also at Walmart or the same price)
- Rice, beans, anything you want to fill it. (I used rice)
Fill your container with rice, add the trucks, and let your toddler go crazy!