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Anything You Want Holder

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Muscle Builder, Just for fun


This fun activity utilises fine motor skills and results in a useful keepsake.

Toddlers enjoy having things that are “theirs.” By helping your child create this special keepsake box, he can not only practice sorting and counting objects, but also have a unique place to keep a special collection or other little treasures. (Keep on the lookout for choking hazards!)

What You’ll Need:

An empty and clean round container such as an oatmeal canister
Wallpaper samples or shelf paper
Markers, crayons, stickers, etc.

What To Do:

  • Choose a wallpaper sample and help your child cover the container with it.
  • Or, take a plain sheet of shelf paper and give your child the washable markers, crayons or stickers and let him decorate his special container however he likes.
  • Write your child’s name on the container and show him the letters that make up his name. This will help him start identifying the look of his name.
  • Personalise the container by gluing on his picture.
  • Let him put his special treasures (rocks, toys, etc.) inside!