I just got home from a successful Busy Bag swap. Busy bags are simple activities for toddlers and preschoolers that can be stored in a zip bag for them to take out and stay ‘busy’. The content of each Busy Bag varies, but if you do a quick Google search you can find plenty of ideas. About two months ago a friend sent out an invitation to participate in a swap, and I immediately jumped on the bandwagon. So did 27 other people!
I signed up for the number wheel (see project details here), so I’ve spent my spare moments in the last two weeks coloring, cutting, laminating, and numbering.
Here is my finished product.And here are 27 bags of number wheels and clothespins to share with my friends. Whew!If you would like to make your own number wheel, you can download my template here: number wheel for busy bag.
The hosts of the swap invited everyone for a fun girls night, with food and door prizes and of course, swapping. It was really exciting to see all of the fun activities. My children will be thrilled (and busy)!
Here are just a few of the activities I brought home.Button Snake
If you would like to create your own busy bags, you can find lots of ideas online with a simple Google search. Our group used a lot of ideas from Money Saving Mom.
I can’t wait to try these out with the kids tomorrow!