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These are the items that I found for activities for my 2 year old.

Summer is quickly approaching and with that in mind I decided to get a few items for a summer fun box. I wanted to have a handy box with activities that were easy to pull out when I needed them for my two year old.

My mission was to purchase all the items I would need for the box from my local dollar store. Ive been making a list and finally decided to get the materials together.

I wish I could remember which sites I got the ideas from but if you google activities for your child’s age the lists are endless.

Perhaps your box would include different items according to your child’s age but the concept is the same. I think this is a great way to keep the kids busy and happy during the summer months and even all through the year.

The dollar store is a great place to go to begin building the activity box. Target also has a great dollar section. The key is to be patient and to keep your eyes open at every store you visit.

Equipped with a list and a sleepy baby in the car, not to worry the husband was waiting in the car with her, I hit the aisles of dollar heaven.

Unfortunately, my dollar store did not get the memo that I wanted summer items. As a result, my beautifully crafted list had to be altered a bit. I wanted outdoor activities but for those of us in the hotter regions indoor activities are equally important. Throughout this post you’ll see a few of my finds from the dollar store.

This find was purchased at Walgreens for a little over 5 dollars. It was an Easter Basket which included a puzzle, coloring book, crayons, water bottle, frisbee, and sidewalk chalk (was being used at the time)

These goodies were purchased at Walgreens for a little over 5 dollars. It was an Easter Basket which included a puzzle, coloring book, crayons, water bottle, frisbee, and sidewalk chalk (she was using the chalk during the picture). My girl is into Mickey Mouse right now so this was a goldmine.

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Found this at Target in the dollar section to use with play dough.

Found this at Target in the dollar section to use with play dough. It was a winner for my little one.

She had a blast using the different stamp cutters.

Found this at Target in the dollar section to use with play dough. It was a hit!

I also used the play dough to work on our fine motor skills. I rolled the play dough into balls, stuck different lengths of uncooked spaghetti into each one, and gave her a bowl of cheerios. She ate more than she added. lol

We took a cupcake tin, pom pons, and a tong to play two games. The tongs were a bit big for my little one. We sorted by color with our hands and tried with the tongs.

We took a cupcake tin, pom poms, and a tong to play two games. However, the tongs were a bit big for my little one. We sorted by color with our hands.

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The plastic beads we used to thread through pipe cleaners. This was a bit challenging for my little one. The beads were a bit small. I am on the lookout for larger ones so we can work our way up to the smaller ones.

The plastic beads were used to thread through pipe cleaners. This was a bit challenging for my little one. The beads were a bit small. I am on the lookout for larger ones so we can work our way up to the smaller ones.

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Found this at Target in the dollar section. Its a small kit to grow cilantro. They had different herbs and even plants. I have since gotten basil and sunflower seeds. This is a great outdoor activity but it was raining on the day we did this. She really enjoyed this activity.

This was my favorite. I found this at Target in the dollar section. It’s a small kit to grow cilantro. They have different herbs and even plants. I have since gotten basil and sunflower seeds. This is a great outdoor activity but it was raining on the day we did this. She really enjoyed this activity.

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The activity box is a work in progress and some of my finds were not as successful as others. Overall, I am so glad I started this box.

If my toddler gets cranky or I need to keep her busy to finish a task, out comes the handy box.

I would love to hear some ideas you use or plan to use to keep your kids busy.

 

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