These remain some of my very favorite activities go play with my eight month old! I use one small rectangular plastic tub with a lid purchased from Target, and the non-food materials like shredded paper are stored in ziplock gallon bags as I rotate them, to be played with and kept ‘interesting’ for years to come.
Please note: I often use non-baby-recommended materials in some of my bins, such as our champagne cork from our New Years bin, and small plastic animals that could present a choking hazard to a child left unattended. I keep the bins/tubs far from baby’s reach, and I do not ever leave my son unattended while playing with them. If you use inspiration from my ideas, please keep this in mind!
More photos coming soon!