Enjoy more playful activities at home by creating an activity box to encourage more mindful moments in your life. This helps you have easy access to fun and playful things to do and saves you from mindlessly scrolling and asking yourself “what should I do?”, because the answer is finally right in front of you. 

A simple box can add more playful activities to your life if you choose to fill it with fun things that you enjoy doing. Simply take a box of your liking and fill it with playful and creative things, tools and games that you like to play with or want to try. So that the next time you reach for the phone, simply reach for that activity box instead and have plenty of fun in an instant.

This guide will show you what you need to create your own playful activity box for adults at home, what you should consider and plenty of ideas on what to fill it with.


Fill Your Playful And Creative Activity Box With

There are plenty of items that you can put in an activity box but if you want to create one that centers around making playfulness and creativity more easily accesible, here are some excellent additions:

  • A deck of cards for solitaire or a game or cards with friends
  • A sketch book
  • Pens and pencils
  • Paintbrushes and paint (e.g. soft and beautiful aquarelle colours)
  • Clay and pottery tools
  • Juggling balls
  • A jigsaw puzzle (or two
  • A meditation set with your favourite meditation candle and chrystals

Besides physical objects, you can also add a notebook filled with creative and playful activity ideas. Use it to write down ideas under different categories such as “play”, “creativity” “mind” and “body”. You can then use these as inspiration when when you’re out of ideas. Here are some examplesof what to include:

  • Journal about your day
  • Creative writing prompts
  • Sketch prompts
  • Stretch your body
  • Journal about your goals
  • Read a book, a simple prompt but always a great reminder
  • Move your body and go for a walk or run
  • Give yourself a scalp massage
  • Dance around your home for 10 minutes
  • Bake or cook something new

To put it simply, everything in this box is supposed to make it easier for you to explore your creative and playful side in a heartbeat.


how to make an activity box with playful activities for adults at home 

Things To Consider When Making Your Activity B

  1. Make it fun and engaging

Only put things that you will actually enjoy trying or using in your activity box. This is not a box to challenge yourself to do things that you do not want to do, it is a box supposed to help you do the things that you actually want to do.


2. Keep it visible

Keep your activity box somewhere where you see it and can easily grab it. If you tuck it away and out of sight, it most probably will also slip out of your mind. So  the next time you are stuck wondering what to do with your time, all those fun options are only a look away.


3. Make it visually appealing to you

Take the time to make your box visually appealing to you. Whether that means grabbing a simple white box, painting a wooden box or putting stickers on a shoe box is up to you.

Personally, I choose an old pink shoebox that I love having out in my home.


4. Change it up

As you use your activity box, continously change the items in it as you go. When you have tried something and realised that it does not bring you much joy, switch it with something new to enjoy. You might even want to delve deeper into a skill that you discovered in your activitie box activities, in this case, adding new tools that compliment that journey is a great option. Your playful activity box exists in symbiosis with you, and if you take care of it, it will take care of you in return.



Let's inspire each other

Have you ever made an activity box to encourage playful activities at home? If so, share the best thing you have added to it below in the comments and let’s inspire each other. If you decide to make one, please share it on Instagram and tag @thisismaimo #maimomoment to be re-posted ✨

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