What baby doesn’t love a good Tupperware drawer?
I’m reasonably sure that “playing in the Tupperware drawer” is the first baby activity ever invented. They probably had a little drawer for cave babies back in B.C. to play in. KIDDING. But seriously, it’s one of the oldest and bestest baby activity so why not add a little something extra to make this a fine motor skills baby activity?
Calling this a “fine motor skills baby activity” is really just a fancy way of saying “this activity is awesome and babies love it”.
The magic is in the cereal
Sometimes you just need to make dinner in peace.
But sometimes there’s a baby at your feet that needs to be entertained.
The age-old Tupperware drawer has been saving Mom-sanity for decades but what if we add a little twist and an extra incentive for baby to play?
My mom taught me this trick!
When you turn baby to the Tupperware drawer – add in some of their favorite cereal to liven things up.
There are so many bonus reasons for doing this:
- It gives baby something to focus on once the Tupperware loses their attention
- It really is a great fine motor skills baby activity
- It lets baby work on their visual discrimination skills to find the cereal.
See! It really is a fine motor skills baby activity!
I know it sounds so easy to do but really – sprinkling a little cereal on top of the Tupperware brings new life to an age-old activity.
It can even incentivize certain busy siblings to come sit, snack, and play with the baby. All good things in my book!
Entertaining a baby can be so tough!
I know that entertaining a baby can be rough and finding good baby activities can be a challenge – that’s probably why one of my most popular blog posts in just on Baby Activities. We all need good ones!
Add this fine motor skills baby activity aka Cheerios Find to your “ways entertain the baby” repertoire. It’s an oldie but a very goodie and an easy way to spice up the old Tupperware drawer.
Think you’ll try this easy baby activity at your house?