A month or so ago I finished off a small container of Carmel popcorn and just as I was about to throw away the container, I realized I could use it for a "put in" activity for Brady. We did these with kids when I worked as a behavioral therapist. The kids enjoy them, it gives them something to focus on for a few minutes, and it's great for developing their fine motor skills. Basically any container with a smallish opening is great for them to put items into.
For this one, I modge podged some scrapbook paper onto it and cut a hole into the lid with an exacto knife. I knew I was going to use these alphabet blocks for the put in item, so I cut my hole to fit them perfectly. You could use popsicle sticks or any item that you have a lot of. It took all of 20 minutes to make and Brady loves it. I usually find other random items like pacifiers and paper in there. He tries to put bigger items in too, so the lid is cracked, but hey, it didn't cost me a penny to make, so I don't mind.
Anyway, it was just a fun and cheap/free idea for a kid activity, so I thought I'd share :)