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12 Toddler Playtime Activities Using Common Household Items

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Indoor Sandbox


If it's too rainy to play in the sandbox — or if your child doesn't have one — try this! Make an indoor sandbox by filling a cardboard box or a baby bathtub with dried beans, rice, oatmeal, cornmeal, or salt. (Beware: The smaller the "sand," the bigger the mess!) Give your child some sand toys or even just cups and wooden spoons to enjoy digging, scooping, pouring, and more.

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