Cheap Toddler Activity Board
|April 24, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under crafts, craftsbeauty, decor, decorcrafts, diy, fun, home, household, kidsandpets, kidscrafts, kidsdecor|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom:
This Montessori inspired sensory board for toddlers is a wonderful and artistic learning project you can make for toddlers. I love this cool educational toy because Colleen uses found items from around her home and she personalizes the motor skills board for her child. This learning board is both simple for us moms to make and fun for toddlers to play with while learning those super important fine motor skills…
DIY Toddlers Busy Board for Little Hands Motor Development
by Colleen @ A Wicked DIY Life Do you remember the pile of “junk” from the Sneak Peek post?The mystery is solved! Here is another result of Pinterest inspiration. I saw these “busy boards” and thought Gage definitely needs one and he’s the perfect age for it.It was pretty simple to make. I found a piece of wood in the house left behind from the previous owners, then I went around my house gathering “junk” that I thought Gage would like to play with, then I went to the dollar store and filled in the blanks with other stuff.One the board you see a pizza pan and cookie pan with magnets I made from wood toys from Michael’s. I cut up old magnets from my fridge and super glued them to the back of the wood pieces. There are also two combination locks that I don’t know the combos for, two padlocks, some keys, mardi gras beads, some beads on a string I found, the pouch a twin sheet came in, a coat hanger, a sliding lock, a picture of Mama and Daddy, a light switch, random keychains, to casters from a plastic storage bin, a dog ball cut in half and stickers. I used superglue and nails to attach most of the items to the board.Now let’s see it in action. Daddy on it. Loves the beads.
Playing with magnets, a toy he missed since our fridge is stainless steel.
Toddler Activity Boards and Centers to Buy:
If you don't have time to make your own activity center for the toddler in your life, there are some pretty cool options available online. Check out these early development boards and centers from my fave online store Buy.Com – most of them come with free shipping and Buy.com promises the lowest prices around.
Megcos Kids Gift Shapes Letters Numbers Magnets & Board
An activity board and storage box all in one – bright colors and easy to use pieces are perfect for your toddler to practice motor skills and early learning while at home or travelling!
Avalanche Fruit Salad
This activity board comes with jumbo tweezers that your little one uses to pick up the fruit. Not only do they learn about fruit, they develop fine motor skills with these brightly colored pieces!
Basic Skills Board
This basic skills board from Melissa & Doug is perfect for kids to start learning how to tie, knot, lace, zip, unzip, buckle aka basic dressing skills. Cheap and easy – plus the Melissa & Doug name means you're getting a quality item.
For more original and creative projects like this,
visit A Wicked DIY Life:
We are a couple of adventure DIYers that spend our weekends planning, designing, demoing and building. We just bought a new house that we're diving into with projects. Our little man and our house keep us busy!
“DIY Little Hands Busy Board”: reposted, one time with permission from A Wicked DIY Life