Easy Toddler Activity: Markers & a Box



I saw this idea via Pinterest from LessonsLearntJournal and looooved it! This is a quintessential easy toddler activity and so fun and even portable! All you need is a big box and washable markers…just add toddler!

We get our diapers and wipes in the mail, so we have no shortage of big boxes. I saved this one for a “rainy” day; actually I threw it in the trunk when we were going to spend the day visiting family who don’t have any kids at home yet. It was perfect – not only did it keep Pen Elaine occupied but also contained in a non-childproof-home, ha!


She loved having her secret space…


turned out she was using that secret space to draw more on herself than on the box, but that’s okay 🙂

Furthermore, drawing at different angles – as in on the ceiling or on a vertical surface (like an easel) is good for motor development and fine motor skills.



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