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Busy Boards and Activity Boards for Kids

What do you all think about busy boards? While I understand the appeal to a kid, part of me wonders how smart it is to teach a curious tot how to master locks and latches of all sorts. Ha! So with that in mind—and a use at your own risk warning because your child might start masterminding all your cabinet baby locks and baby gates—let’s take a closer look at some of these nifty busy boards.

Busy Board for Girls with Princess Castle and Unicorns
Castle Themed Busy Board by BusyPuzzles

This is definitely something you can DIY on your own with a visit to the hardware store, always keeping your kiddo’s safety in mind, of course. The price will depend mainly on how many items you choose to include and how fancy the finishes are. If you are not the DIY type, you can shop Etsy for loads of different options. Be sure to check their age recommendations, but obviously this is the kind of toy that has to be highly supervised!

Personalized Busy Board by FurniToys
Bear Shaped Busy Board
Bear Shaped Busy Board from BrainUp

Polar Bear Busy Board by JuicyBoard

Hedgehog Busy Board by JuicyBoard

House Shaped Busy Board by LibiAndLili

We also found this version on Amazon.

Montessori Busy Board

Melissa & Doug also makes this Locks & Latches puzzle that will let your little one in on the “lockbreaking” action at a more affordable price.

Locks & Latches Puzzle

Not all busy toys have to be boards. They can come as activity walkers, tables, and, of course, there is the activity cube option as well!

Activity Cube
Busy Board Activity Table
Awesome Activity Table
Baby Activity Walker
Baby Activity Walker

What do you think? Would you get or make a busy board for your kiddo?

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