Quiet Time Tubs

Looking for something to help keep your youngsters quietly occupied during afternoon rest time? Here’s a great post on how to create Quiet Time Tubs.

We used this concept for a few years and it worked well for us. Find more ideas for Quiet Time Tubs at:

::Keeper of the Home

::Neon Fresh

::Family Fun Notebook

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  1. Meredith says

    I like this idea a lot!!! However, I would never give a can of Play-Doh to my four year old during quiet time.

      • Meredith says

        No I haven’t. Maybe I could get a little for Christmas and try it out. We bought a ton of Play Doh last year at Target after Halloween in the clearance section so it’s never crossed my mind to try something else. Thanks for the tip!

  2. says

    Love this! Although, instead of quiet time, this would be for play-alone time when I need to get work done. For quiet time my daughter looks at books (she can’t read yet).

  3. rachel says

    I was thinking the same thing about Play-Doh. What a mess that would create in the bedroom. I would love to hear any other ideas for the boxes. I have a 2 and 4 year old. The 4 year old is starting to not take naps so this would be great for her.

    • Amy says

      If you go to her website (as well as the other 3 mentioned) they have quite an extensive list of ideas for what to put in the boxes. :)

  4. says

    Those are really cool. I keep looking at ideas like this and filing them away for when my son (and future children!) get a little bigger :) Hope I can remember them all!

  5. Lianna says

    This is a great idea!!! I’ve been looking for something that will entertain my 2-yr old while I’m feeding the newborn. This would work perfectly…plus, it will develop his skills! Thanks for sharing.

  6. says

    We literally just YESTERDAY started quiet time for our 3 year old. (she actually fell asleep 20 minutes in.) I’m always looking for fun, unique ideas like this. Thanks so much :)

  7. says

    In LOVE with this idea. Similar to busy bags, but in a box. Quiet time has been unsuccessful at our house. At least it isn’t so quiet, since my 4 year old is constantly coming out of his room to show me or ask me for something. Half the time I can’t stand the battle so I just give up or don’t try. I think we need to re-event quiet time and this will help for sure! How long do most people have their kiddos in quiet time? I’ve seen up to 2 hours which seems like a long time to me?? I have attempted to aim for 45-1 hour with my 4 year old.

    • says

      2 hours is normal here; my little ones nap for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Naptime/quiet time is 1 to 3:30, but I’m usually late putting them all down; it takes a while! My older two read. The harder ones are my middle two (the 5 and 6-year-olds) who can’t read longer books yet. My son likes projects. I’ll be checking into these ideas for my 5-year-old daughter. My mom had me take a nap until I was 5, so we have the same rule at my house (and sometimes my oldest takes a nap, too!) People are surprised, but my hubsand always says, “If you could take a nap every day, wouldn’t you?” and every adult says, “YES!” :)

  8. Carrie Wilcox says

    I just want to say I really enjoyed this post. My 3 1/2 year (non-napping) has been driving us crazy. She loves to pester her napping baby brother. I only have one box and I’m trying to come up with quiet independent activities for her ( for approx. 30min. – 1 hr. at a time). Your post and links gave me some great ideas for her “busy box.” I plan on rotating activities in order to prevent bordom. Again…..Thank You!