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Simple Activities for Kids

Big fun, in a little box!
The Ideas & Activities Box is filled to the brim with 60 activities, games, crafts & more.

Presented on wooden coins in a fun, child-friendly way, your child will love reaching in the box and pulling out an activity…it’s a surprise every single time!

Activities are completely flexible and open-ended. Start with one of the simple activities and expand on it if you’d like. Follow your child’s lead as they go! Your child will have fun going on an indoor scavenger hunt, or drawing pictures with their eyes closed. How about a staring contest or turning on music and dancing? You will find all of these ideas and more in the Ideas & Activities Box! The best part is that the ideas and activities never get can do them over & over again.

When the activities are as child-led as possible, you are providing an opportunity to help build your child’s self-esteem, encourage independent thinking, and grow their decision making skills. Offering child-led, play-based activities by choosing a coin/activity is the perfect way to begin each activity and ensure a child-led experience from start to finish.

Activities and ideas are simple, require little to no prep-work, and use items that you have around the house. If you do not have a specific item, you can substitute something in its place. If an activity is too hard, you can easily adapt it to fit your child. Find a way that works best for you and your child and have fun!

AGES: 3-10
ACTIVITIES: 60 Simple Activities
COINS: 30 natural, wood coins, each measuring 1 ½ inches round
BOX SIZE: 4x4x2

NOT for children under 3 yrs. of age.

TODDLERS: If you are looking for an Activities & Ideas Box for ages 1-2, take a look at our Toddler Box here:

PARTY FAVORS: Available in Mini Idea Boxes here:
►Expedited / Rush Orders / "Need By" Dates
Idea Boxes are ready to ship out within 2-3 business days. If you need your Idea Boxes by a specific date, please let us know by including a note in the comment section during checkout. We will contact you via the Etsy messaging system if we have any questions or are not able to meet your "need by" date. Please keep in mind that during certain times of the year, we may not be able to accommodate every request. NOTE: We are unable to guarantee delivery dates or transit times on any order. The delivery dates/transit times that we receive from the USPS are estimates only...rush/expedited orders included.

BENEFITS of an Idea Box and Child-Led Play:

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The safety of our products:
Our Idea Boxes have been tested by a CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approved lab (Intertek), and are in complete compliance with all of the CPSIA regulations.

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Frequently asked questions about theideaboxkids

Idea Boxes are available for wholesale. Please send me a message via Etsy if you would like more information. Please include your store name and a link to your website.

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Every so often we get a request to alter or change the wording on our product labels... to personalize it for the recipient in some way. We would love to accommodate these requests, however, we do not offer custom labeling, personalization, or change the name of our product in any way.
Our Idea Boxes are tested per CPSIA regulations for sale in the US, AUS & NZ only. For children's products (ages 12 & under), testing is required for *every* country a shop ships to. As we are able to test for more countries, you will see those countries added onto the shipping options in our store. It's not because we do not want to ship to you, rather, we choose to comply with all safety & legal regulations that are set by your country for children's products.
Yes. We specifically chose the size of the coins we use in each Idea Box because they exceeded the requirements set by the CPSIA. There are two different sizes of coins we use: Large, chunky coins are in the boxes for ages under 3, and our standard sized coins are in the boxes for ages 3 and over. Each Idea Box has been CPSIA lab-tested specifically for the age group listed on each product label.

Note: Idea Boxes are not a toy. We discourage children from playing with the coins in any way.
We are unable to guarantee delivery dates or transit times on any order. The delivery dates/transit times that we receive from the USPS are estimates only. This applies to rush/expedited orders as well.
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  • Materials: paper, wood, eco friendly, kids activities, preschool activities
  • Made to order
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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