Little helpers open boxes
My little helpers love to open boxes! I try to remember to call for "help" whenever there is a box, bag, or package of something that needs to be opened. My children feel like important helpers, they improve their fine motor skills, and it keeps them from fighting occupied. :)
Joshua drinks tea when he gets up for work, so the boys end up opening lots of tea bags. We also open boxes of cereal, butter, etc...
Recently at Big Lots we found a great deal on some nearly-expired granola snack packs. There were 5 little pouches of granola in each big box -- what a waste of packaging material! I didn't have room on my pantry shelves to store the boxes, so Yehoshua helped me by opening each box and we put the pouches into 2 big plastic buckets. :)