What is a Busy Bag? It's just what it sounds like. A bag full of things to keep toddlers busy. In this case, 21 different games or things they can do over and over again.
Here's how our exchange worked. We had 18 moms participate, with a total of 21 kids. For each kid you wanted a bag for, you had to choose one "activity" to make. So, if you just have one kid, you made one activity. If you have two kids, you made two. You could make anything you wanted, and there are tons of websites out there with ideas. Here are a few:
I chose to make felt pizzas.
On the day of the exchange, we all met at our local library. You just went around and took one of each of the different activities. Now I have 21 different things to keep my toddler busy! As you can see from the pictures below, some of the ideas were pretty elaborate; others were really simple. But, he will love playing with all of them!
|PomPom Sort||PomPom Stuff It||Pasta Color Sort|
|Pipe Cleaner Stuff It||Felt Fishies||Fruit Loop Color Sort|
|Playdoh||Memory Game||Popsicle Stick Puzzle|
|Number Wheel||Color-Your-Own Butterflies||Edible Bracelets|
|Sand Seek-and-Find||Chalkboard||"Bird" and "Worms"|
|Gel Writer||Alphabet Letter Match||Paint Chip Sort|
|Make-Your-Own Butterflies||Color Wheel||Felt Pizza|