The problem is that most activities in bags that you will find via the internet contain small parts and are geared towards preschool aged children. Therefore, I have made it my new quest and my new found hobby to create educational toddler activities to fit inside a "busy bag" for my son. I intend on changing them out every month and sharing our newest creations with you.
Here is what our busy bag holds this month:
1. Roll-up felt board and felt faces activity
2. Lacing beads:
Can also be used to sort shapes and colours
3. Quiet Book
4. Container and Pegs:
Practice putting the pegs onto the container, practice emptying and filling it or use it as a shaker to make music.
5. A shaker and pipe cleaners:
Practice putting the pipe cleaners into the shaker, use the pipe cleaners to bend into shapes or sort by colour.
6. Craft Bag:
Crayons, stickers and a notebook
7. Wooden Texture Matching Game
8. Mini Lift The Flap Board Books
9. Wooden animal magnets and a cookie sheet
10. Punch balloons and face stickers:
Practice making faces or have punching practice with the balloons
11. Plastic bottle and pom poms of different colours and sizes:
Empty and fill the bottle or sort poms poms by size and colour
Do you have any other ideas that are great for a toddler busy bag? I'd love to hear about them! Stop by on Saturday to add any of your own creations or other resources/ websites that you have stumbled upon that are helpful in creating toddler busy bags. The linky party will remain open for the few months so you can stop by anytime.
Please join me tomorrow to see the bag I created to keep all of these activities in.