In my purse you will always find a few small toys. While I like for Roo to play with cars, action figures and puzzles- I want to keep him entertained and I want him to learn or to brush up on what he knows via playtime whenever it is possible.
I created the perfect size toy for carrying in a handbag or diaper bag. This is ideal for pulling out on a long car trip or at a restaurant.
To make an ABC Jar : Find It Style you will need:
a small baby food jar ( I used Beechnut Stage 2 size)
foam abc beads
Line the lid with glue
Seal the jar
There you have a DIY toy that will help kids with letter recognition and keep them busy shaking the jars to find more letters.
My idea behind this was that Roo knows his ABC's really well, practicing letter recognition out of the sequence he recognizes the alphabet in would be good practice.
Whenever I pull the ABC Jar out of my purse I get an average of 6 minutes of entertainment while Roo is shaking and spotting letters.