If you have a spirited and energetic toddler, you’ve probably spent some time thinking of activities to keep them occupied during these cold, restricted months. Are you looking for ways to promote imaginative play? We bet your child would use a busy board for years! A typical busy or activity board consists of old skeleton keys, latches, knobs, locks and other random objects. Take a piece of plywood or wood and paint it or decorate it as you like. Then just attach all the stuff you have and voila! Besides being decorated, painted, etc. The stuff can also be customized. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to create something for your children!
DIY Sensory Boards for Babies and Toddlers
With one precut piece of MDF and a bunch of stuff from a Dollar Store, this board is perfect for a baby. Get the tutorial from Fun at Home With Kids.
DIY Coloring Teaching Shoe Tying Practice
Using various elements (DIY Details) you can create a very creative and interesting busy board, choosing parts to your taste and interest of the child. Get the tutorial from So Busy Toys.
Toddler Busy Boards Without Power Tools
In this detailed tutorial, we’re sharing how to make busy boards for your toddlers, both for in the house and in the car! No power tools needed! Get the tutorial from Something Turquoise.
Stylish and Rustic Busy Board for Baby
Keep your little one occupied while keeping your style too, check out this stylish rustic baby busy board full of fun sensory activities! Get the tutorial from Table and Hearth.
Toddler Busy Board
There are so many different items you can put on a busy board – some of the items on ours are slightly above his skill level right now (like the bolt maze), so this board will really grow with him. Get the tutorial from Stitches & Folly.
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