I recently came back from a four day California coastal cruise with my husband, son, daughter-in-law, their two children(ages 3 and 18 months), and her parents. We were flying to the cruise port and I wanted to make something for my eighteen month old grandson to play with on the plane, and also while we were on the cruise ship.
I went to our local Dollar Tree to see what I could make. I came across two small clear plastic containers with lids that can pop up. These were small enough that we could pack it in the carry on bag. While I was at the Dollar Tree I was looking to see what he could put in it that wasn’t too small.
I came across some plastic fruit that is used to freeze and put in drinks. This was a great size and it fit in the conatainer. I also had some other things at home that he could drop in it – plastic bottle lids and the colorful plastic lids from fruit pouches. I brought five of each and put them in ziploc bags. I also put a piece of felt in the bottom of one of the containers so it won’t be too loud when he drops things in it. Normally I wouldn’t mind it being loud, but since we were on an airplane I wanted to be considerate of others.
In the other conatainer, I put some colorful and silky material in it, that he can pull out. He liked that but I think he had more fun with the container that he could dump out and fill again. His three year old sister liked playing with it also.