1. Ball Container- I'm putting this one first because it is my favorite (and RiahMan seems to enjoy it quite a bit too!) I found one of the coolest homemade baby toys while wandering around the blogging world and since it was so simple to make I didn't even bother save the link (I think it was Play At Home Mom but I very well could be wrong...please tell me if I am!) for this toy all you need is a Tupperware container and craft little fluffy balls. what you do is take the Tupperware container and cut a small-ish hole in the top. And that's it! Show your toddler how to push the puff balls throw the hole and it might take a few tries but they will be ecstatic when they finally get it. My son will do this until we run out of fluffy balls! You can even teach colors (if you get colored balls) once your child gets a little older.
3. Diaper Bag Destroyer! Now I don't haves a picture for this one but I'm pretty sure it's fairly self explanatory...let him/her take everything out of your diaper bag (I have a "fake" diaper bag that has some toys and bowls and such in it that I let him use)
4. Books! Again, maybe this is just my son because most of his cousins aren't as thrilled with books as he is...but you give my little man a book and he is good for at least 15 minutes
5. Food- snacks will keep my little man contained...but not for long, he's a glutton and always wants more so I tend to stay away from this one but it does work, especially if its something super delicious (don't worry, I don't give him cupcakes or any sweets for that matter on a regular basis)
6. Finger painting- this is one of my favorites because not only do I get a minute to do whatever it is that I need to...I also get a very cute painting out of it...I duct tape a piece of paper to the tray of his high chair and mix up some paint (flour, water and food coloring) so it's completely safe if they decide it looks delicious. My only issue with the paint mixture is that I am concerned it will mold over time. I covered his paintings in mod podge so I'm hoping that will keep the mold away (4 months and still going strong!)
8. Nap time- if Uriah is being super grumpy he might just need a nap....that certainly is when I get the majority of things done. Well, nap time or after bed time.
I hope you guys found this little list helpful and if you have any special ways that you like to keep your little one busy please please let me know, I'm always looking for new activities!