Basket of Fun

Push it, pull it, climb it, load it. There are lots of creative activities your child can do with a laundry basket that help develop brain and muscle power. Who knew a simple basket could be so much fun?

Boy in clothing basket smiling at camera

Supplies List
  • Empty laundry basket

  • Toys, books, stuffed animals

  • Imagination

  1. Place an empty laundry basket in an open space, such as the living room.

  2. Turn it upside down to let your child climb over it.

  3. Let your child push and pull it across the floor, or toss some favorite toys into it and encourage your child to pick them out one by one.

  4. Give both of your imaginations a whirl by pretending the basket is a car or fire truck.

  5. Place your child in the basket and push it around while making the sound of a car or siren.

This activity helps your toddler develop listening, language, motor, and social-emotional skills.

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