Do your children have toy sets with lots of little pieces that always end up scattered and mixed together all over the floor? Mine did–until we organized them all into activity boxes. It seems like toy organization is a constant battle for most parents these days. Thankfully, once you learn the tricks for how to organize kids’ toys the right way–it doesn’t have to be a battle anymore! These activity boxes provide awesome toy organization for us–I bet they will for you too!
Activity Boxes Materials
- Several Plastic Shoe boxes
- Labels (optional)
Activity Boxes Instructions
The process for assembling these activity boxes couldn’t be easier. Simply purchase several plastic shoe boxes (the number you need will depend on the number of toys you have), separate your children’s toys back out into like groups, and put each group into a shoe box. Labeling the boxes can help your children return the right toys to the right boxes, but it really isn’t necessary.
Activity Box Content Suggestions
These plastic shoe boxes can be used to hold all sorts of toys. Here are a few suggestions that have worked well for us:
- Barbies and accessories
- Art supplies (crayons, markers, stickers, paper)
- Lincoln Logs
- Polly Pockets
- Rubber Stamps
Once you have the boxes assembled, the key is to tell your children that they can only play with one box at a time. This way, they can make as much of a mess with the box as they want, because they only have to scoop and dump everything back in the box to put it away. If you let your children get multiple boxes out at a time, they pieces get mixed up and the toy organization strategy doesn’t work nearly as well. Insist on a one box maximum (Two if you are feeling nice and the pieces go together. For example, the superheros might want to go visit the Lincoln Log house).
These kids’ activity boxes might seem like a very simple method of toy organization, but that’s the beauty of them! They make finding and returning pieces so easy that even a child could do it–which means that you don’t have to.