It’s an exciting time for you and your child: she’s learning to use the potty! What better way to celebrate this milestone and keep her motivated than creating a potty training treasure chest?
How to Make a Potty Training Treasure Chest
- Start with a cardboard shoebox or a small plastic container—ideally one with an attached lid so that the lid will flip open and close like a real treasure chest.
- Cover the box with adhesive shelf paper (the more eye-catching, the better).
- Personalize the treasure chest with your child’s name and/or some decorative stickers.
Ideas for What to Put In It
Here are a few ideas:
- Stickers (for your child to stick on her potty training sticker chart to celebrate her successes)
- Other mini-rewards (tiny toys, temporary tattoos, a new pair of socks, a hair tie, and so on)
- Storybooks and coloring books (to keep your child entertained while she’s sitting on the potty, waiting for the magic to happen)
- A small stuffed animal to keep your child company in the bathroom
- Non-toxic bubble-blowing solution to provide a welcome distraction
- Finger puppets so that she can act out her own potty-inspired stories
- Pull-Ups® Training Pants, featuring your child’s favorite Disney® character