Samuel has been recently enjoying finding new places for things to fit. And they are not always the best places for things. So to let him continue to explore this new skill without getting in trouble for sticking things where they don't belong, I quickly grabbed a box (an empty instant oatmeal box) and wrapped it around the top and sides and cut a slit in it. He loves these great sturdy cards from our awesome 'Can You See What I See' game. They fit perfectly into the hole at the top.
It took him a couple of minutes to figure it out, but once he did, he had a great time trying to fit them all in.
This entertained him for quite awhile, and kept him from putting the cards inside the couch chairs or between the books on the bookshelves, under the tv, that little space behind the desk, in random drawers, or in the Wii...
He was pretty happy with himself when he got the hang of it. :)
And it was as simple as wrapping a box!