Book Drop Toddler Activity

Does your toddler love to return library books at the library through the book drop? Well all three of mine do so I decided to turn it into a fun activity using a cardboard box!

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How to Set Up Toddler Book Drop

Grab a large cardboard and using a pair of scissors cut a slit on the top slightly bigger than your child’s board books.

Stand the box up with the cut slit on top and pile several board books up beside the box. 

Next, invite your toddler to come over and drop a book down into the box by demonstrating what to do first.

Easy Toddler Fun

Cardboard boxes are such an easy and inexpensive way to entertain toddlers and this activity combines two of my toddler favourite things – books and dropping things!

Board Book Fun

Using board books in activities is a great way to talk to your toddler about their favourite books. Each time your toddler picks up a book to drop down you can talk about the book in some way. 

You can talk about what is on the cover or what the book is about. Ask questions like “What’s that animal on the front?” or “Isn’t there a duck in this book?”

Total Success

This was a great indoor activity to keep my twin toddlers busy! It was super easy to create and they were able to use it several times over the week. It was also a great way to develop and practice spacial awareness and fine motor skills.

Learning Opportunities

This activity is great for Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, and Shape Recognition.

Age Suitability

This activity is ideal for 15 month old babies to 2 year old toddlers.


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  • Cardboard Box
  • Board Books
  • Scissors


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