Today, with big brother off to kindergarten (!), I had time for a bigger project than usual with Veronika. Using two old moving boxes from the garage, I opened up all the flaps and then nested them slightly one inside the other to form one long tunnel.
Hmm, the box was intriguing, but Veronika didn’t head inside just yet.
Next I poked three holes along the top. I stuffed in three socks, all with different patterns. One sock I left empty, one I stuffed with newspaper for a crinkly effect, and one had a musical rattle inside.
Interestingly, the empty sock was her favorite. She loved trying to catch it and tug on it.
She seemed quite determined to pull it all the way from the box, and was amazed every time it sprang back into place (Note: you can knot the socks at the top if needed, to keep them secure).
I placed a few tantalizing toys inside (balls, cars), and finally that did the trick. In she goes!
She looked absolute thrilled with her surroundings once inside, her own little fort! If you want, you could even make windows, but my boxes were a bit floppy and I skipped that step so that the tunnel didn’t cave in.
She did also try lying on her back to kick at the socks, but preferred sitting up to play.
What a fantastic morning of fun!