Have you heard of busy bags? I had not heard of them when my kiddos were little, but I sure wish I had. They would have been so handy to have at church or siblings’ sports practices. They would have been awesome to have around when my toddlers were underfoot while I homeschooled my older kiddos.
Busy bags are just what they sound like. They are bags full of quiet activities to keep little ones busy when you need to keep them occupied. You can make busy bags that teach children their colors or numbers or ABCs. You can make busy bags based on their favorite toys – road maps and little cars for little boys, stickers and color pages for little girls.
If you have friends with little ones, you can set up a busy bag swap. In these swaps, each momma makes a predetermined number of the same busy bag. Then, you all swap the bags amongst each other. That way, everyone goes home with a variety of busy bags without having to buy the supplies for each of them.
Ideas for Creating Busy Bags
- Sensory Stick Color Match | Powerful Mothering
- Fine Motor Skills with Crazy Straws | Powerful Mothering
- Many Ideas for Busy Bags | The Chaos and the Clutter
- Toddler Busy Bags for Less Than $1 | Little House Living
- Activity Bags for Preschoolers | The Sunny Patch
- 7 Busy Bags to Engage Your Toddler | Intentional By Grace
- 10 Busy Bags I Want to Make | Something 2 Offer
- Busy Bags | Mother’s Niche
- Felt Caterpillar Busy Bag | Toddler Approved
- Color Match Busy Bag Game | Glued to My Crafts
- Busy Bag Day | Small Fry and Co.
- Busy Boxes | Learn with Play at Home
- Busy Bag Exchange | Second Story Window
- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Busy Bag | The Good Long Road
- Busy Bag Ideas | Money Saving Mom
- 16 Busy Bags for a Busy Bag Swap | Motherhood on a Dime
- The Ultimate Guide to Preschool Busy Bags | Walking by the Way
- 100+ Busy Bag Ideas | Six Sisters Stuff
- Busy Bags | Play Create Explore
- Busy Bags and Quiet Time Activities | All Our Days