I decided to go with a red/A/apple theme since I had several things that I could use. The box included: shredded tissue paper, red ribbon, the letter A in a few sizes, felt circles, pom poms of all sizes, felt apples, and red paper cutout shapes (hearts, squares, etc.)
I definitely don't think my box gets the award for prettiest or most creative but I will say that Emerson was a big fan and that was my goal. (I also hoped that she would focus on it for more than 3.2 seconds. Ha!)
Her absolute favorite item in the box was the red pom pom balls. She played with those more than anything else.
I found this cute little red tray at the dollar store and thought it would be perfect for sorting. She loved putting the balls and apples on it.
When it was all said and done, our sweet girl was ready for a snack! I guess sensory overload can make you pretty hungry.
After seeing how much Emerson loved the box, I had grand plans to make another right away. But you know how grand plans go. We are currently still using the A is for Apple box and she seems to still be enjoying it. That being said, I'm compiling a supply list for some of the boxes I want to make in the future. There are so many cute ideas out there (thank you Pinterest!) so I'm determined to do at least one new box a month. Up next: Fall! I'm super excited about it (probably even more so than the little one it's intended for.)