Busy Bags in Action

Well here they are in action like I promised!  Last Monday, I was trying to keep Zachary away from TV (since he had already watched 2 shows enough for the morning) so I decided to let him try out some busy bags.  They kept him entertained for an hour!  We still have some work to do learning to put one away before getting out another and asking to play with them before just tearing into them, but so far so good.

Here are some of the bags in action with links back to the posts where the ideas came from:

Egg Carton Sorting

Egg Carton Sorting

Pool Noodle String

Pool Noodle String

Fishing Game

Fishing Game

CJ Fishing

Pom Pom Stuff In

Pom Pom Stuff In

My older son wanted to enjoy the bags as well but unfortunately for him they just weren’t challenging enough (these are the toddler busy bags!).  So I decided to create a quick busy bag for him.  I had just seen this idea on Pinterest and knew it was one that would be perfect for our swap when we moved on to the preschool bags.  Since I already had clothespins on hand and a deck of sight words, I just gathered up the materials and a sharpie and got to work.  Just a few minutes and the bag for my almost 5 year old was done.  I wrote the uppercase letters on one side of the clothes pin and the lower case on the other.

Clothespin Sight Words

Clothespin Sight Words

I can’t wait until the next month’s swap and the next set of busy bags!  The boys are loving them and I know that this busy mama will love them too.

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