Toddler Busy Bin: to keep your toddlers occupied while you do school with the older kids. You can start some of these activities with your toddler a few weeks before you want to start school so they will know how to use all of them. Once you are ready for school all you have to do is pull one out at a time, give it to your child to keep him busy and he'll already know what to do with it!
1. Stringing beads onto colored yarn 2. Cotton ball treasure hunt; container full of cotton balls with little toys i.e. bouncy ball, mini slinky, matchbox car, etc., hidden in them 3. Fishing; wooden dowel with string and magnet attached for the fishing pole. Card stock fish with magnets glued to the back 4. Hanging up "Laundry"; clothes line to tie between two chairs with colored shapes and clothes pins to hang them up 5. Pie tin with magnets 6. Sticky designs; square piece of sandpaper with colored string. The string sticks to the sandpaper to make designs 7. Paper plates and stickers 8. Sorting; ice cube stray with colored beads to sort by color in the difference compartments.