Another way your child can use those 'ball pit' balls that are all over the house 6 months ago

Another way your child can use those 'ball pit' balls that are all over the house

I bought my eldest child a ball pit when they were two.

At the time it seemed like a good way to keep him contained and entertained. In reality though it was just a huge mess magnet.

Every day I seem to find myself tripping up over one of the balls no matter what room I'm in.

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My kids are now 10 and 4 and the actual ball pit itself is long gone as they grew out of it. The balls however remain.

I have friends who have found themselves in the same 'all balls, no ball pit' situation, wondering what to do with all these plastic balls.

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Recently I can across a parent who has made great use of these toys with a fun new game.

Parenting blogger Sarah Dees posted this suggestion and it's something I'm definitely going to try with my kids.

It's a really simple game of throwing the coloured ball into the correct colour coded basket. Not only fun, these types of games help to improve cognitive and motor skills in young children.

As well as that it will also trick them into helping you to clean up the ball pit massacre. Win win all around.