I’m not normally a ‘how to make’ type blogger but this weeks play activity involved me making a Tug Box for the one year old tuRobot. Basically a box with string and ribbon going through it that can be pulled back and forth. What harm can a little how to post do!?
First I scavenged my fabric box for beads and ribbons. It amazes me often how much I hide away for days like these. I even have a bag of washers for reasons I can’t remember! The box I’m using is fairly small but imagine you could use any size box for this.
Using a needle, or a screwdriver as I resorted too, to make holes through the box and thread your ribbon or string through. Tie knots at either end. If you fancy use beads to tie the ends up to make it more appealing to tug. Ta da, all done:
Very quickly the Robot worked out that he needed to hold the box while pulling the string. I love watching him when he’s concentrating!
There you have it an easy enough activity for a little one. It kept him busy for 5 minutes and it lives in his toy box for the time being. As with any box it becomes multi-use. He’s used it as a step to reach the “contraband” on the window sill. There really is no stopping him.
How do you use simple round the house items to keep your little ones occupied?
#ABC123 is a challenge I have set myself to complete 26 weeks of posts, every week a different letter of the alphabet. This week is the letter T for Tug boxes.
Do you fancy having a go at the #ABC123 Challenge?
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