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Clearing the Kids Clutter: Printable Toy Tub Labels

When we started our pre-holiday sort and declutter of the toys, Immy and I decided it was time for some new labels for the tubs in the toy room. I am a big fan of organizing kids toys into individual baskets or tubs of like items rather than putting everything in one big toy box as a process to help children learn to be more organised.

We gathered a few of each type of toys and set up a little photo shoot. Immy had fun styling the objects for each photo. When labelling toy tubs it helps to have both an image and the word of what should be in the tub so that pre-readers can be more independent in looking after their belongings. Once they photos were done, I cropped them and added text in Photoshop so they could be printed and laminated.

We thought you might find our toy tub labels too. If you would like to download and print your own set, you can find the cards set up as three A4 sized pages here. When printing you may need to select “Fit to printable area” and “Auto-Rotate and Centre” (or similar) depending upon your printer type and paper size.

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  1. These are great! I think pictorial labels are fabulous for little people to find just what they want. And a great way to learn words too!

  2. Very cool idea! I really want to do this as I am tired of the disorganized toys

  3. Christie, this is so great. I just need t know how to stick them on without blue tack because the twins keep eating it! I just adore how you made these too, including Immy in the fun!

  4. So lovely of you to make your labels available to everyone, love the idea of the photoshoot, I’ve been labelling and letting the children draw their own pics but will definitely give this a go, will make include the photoshoot as that sounds fun x

  5. These are awesome! Thanks for offering the printable.

  6. These are great, thanks for sharing! I really like using photos instead of pictures to help children organize their toys. I think it’s much more clear. The only suggestion I have is to make the labels without a capital letter at the beginning. I teach K-3, and I encourage the children to use the words they see around the room in their writing. I find when I have a lot of words that are capitalized, the children think they are always written that way, and we end up with capital letters at the beginning of all words.

  7. Fantastic! I could use these. I need a Lego one (or two or three) too though! Thanks for sharing x

  8. Beautiful bright and colourful pictures, thank you!

  9. We are actually in the middle of doing this…i find it such a good way to encourage smaller children to begin packing up and being involved!Thanks for your tip about the baskets…been wondering how to secure them as i have a lot of baskets at the moment!

  10. Oh I have been meaning to do this for so long! And now its all be done for me! We’ll only need to add a few, like tools and lego! Thank you!

  11. I really don’t like unlike toys touching at all (never have). These labels are great. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing these! We are at a constant battle with clutter in our home.

  13. Melissa Sercombe says:

    Super looking labels. May I request…. puzzles, games, and play doh.

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