Chasing Cheerios

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Open/Shut Activity for Baby

I set up a basket of open/shut containers for E, and she really likes it. I put a box and a basket in the basket, and 2 was a good number with which to start. She was very engrossed in this activity. I plan to switch the containers every few days, but I think we'll stick with just 2 at a time...she is more focuesd when there are fewer objects.


  1. I see they are hinged-that is a great idea for such a young child. My children have never taken an interest in this activity, but with number four I might just try it sooner and with hinges. Thanks for the insight.

  2. Great ideas as usual! Thank you!

  3. Oh, my boy loves opening and closing, too. I need to find more containers that he can work. I find it rather hard to find boxes or things with lids that he can work and that is safe for him to play with. I wanted to give him a baby wipes box as it is just sitting around as we do not use wipes ...but once it is closed he can not open it again and that is just frustrating ... Well, I keep looking ...