Several boxes, such as shoe boxes or store gift boxes; pictures of family members, pets, friends, or common items such as toys or animals; tape or glue.
This is a fun activity that builds a toddler's fine motor skills, memory skills, and vocabulary. Tape pictures of family members, pets, friends, or easily recognizable objects, such as animals, household items, or toys, inside the lids of several boxes (one picture per box). Then, with your child, open the boxes and discuss the pictures inside. Older children will enjoy having their memory tested by being asked which box has a picture of daddy, the dog, etc. You can also surprise your child by putting new pictures inside the boxes.