Fascinating times with measuring tape, bingo boards, and puzzles

by Laura on January 18, 2012

These 3 simple items provide a long time of entertainment for my 2 year old…

Cheap 99-cent measuring tape (I got mine from Hobby Lobby) made for fantastic entertaining! What fun to pull out all the tape and then wind it back up with the push of a simple button. Very easy for little fingers. I bought 3, one for each of my kids. The measuring tapes added additional fun to my 6 year old, as she liked to measure things around her. My 4 year old has just as much fun as my 2 year old with this “toy.”

These old fashioned Bingo boards provide such entertainment. My older two love to look for the pictures and then close the windows when they find them, while my youngest loves opening and closing all the windows over and over again.

Puzzles by Melissa & Doug are fabulous for the car because there are no loose pieces.

On this one below, your child moves all the cars, trucks, buses, etc. to their proper “homes.”

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Cheri February 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Where can you find the bingo boards? I loved those as a kid! My kids do love the measuring tape. My younger child loves to endlessly wind it in and out while my 5 year old makes notes on random things she measures.


Laura February 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I’ve included the bingo boards on our site’s store. They are fun for preschoolers who actually find the items and for toddlers who just love opening and closing the little windows. There is also a Melissa and Doug travel bingo set which is a different option.


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