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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Toddler Busy Bag Activities-Month 2

My son and I are loving busy bags at the moment. He gets really excited and spends hours playing with them. I'm finding they motivate me to do educational activities with him on days I am feeling lazy because there is no prep work involved. They've also been handy in the car and eating out at restaurants. 

Here is what is in our bag this month:
1. Mr Potato Head Spud Buds: 
Practice putting them together. For older children you could use a Mr Potato head and have them sort the body parts by type.
2. Finger puppets and board books
3. Alphabet book with velcro pictures:
Older children can put the pictures in order without the book or practice reading it themselves.
4. Magnetic Fishing Game
5. Collage bag: 
Paper strips to practice ripping, glue stick, stickers and crayons
6. Mega Sketcher
7. "Things That Go" I Spy Book for toddlers
8. Egg carton with rainbow colours: 
Use when you go on nature hunts try to find something that matches each colour. Or use around the house and sort anything you can find! We like using pom poms and the fake food in our kitchen set.
9. Red Fish, Red Fish felt board story:
Red fish, red fish what do you see? I see a ______ (insert colour here) fish looking at me. (Repeat with each colour)
10. Foam bugs and containter:
Practice transferring bugs into the container and sort by colour. You can also use the foam bugs as stickers and go on a bug hunt.
11. Mosaic Bottle Cap Magnets and cookie sheet: 
To make your own collect your plastic bottle caps in different sizes and colours. Then hot glue magnets to the back of the bottle caps. Your child can sort by colour or make pictures with them.

For more ideas check out these links:

Submit your own ideas or browse over one hundred submissions for inspirational ideas in our Busy Bag Linky Resource.

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  1. I'm loving the finger puppets.

  2. Great ideas! I have on the go activity bags for my 3 year old when we go to our homeschool co-op for my 5 year old.
    Here is my 1st set of activities:

    I will be posting more this Wednesday!
    Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  3. Thanks for the great ideas!!

  4. These bags are wonderful. Best idea I have seen in a long time. :) I have a toddler who would love this.

  5. I love your ideas. My little guy is just one but I will have to use these in the future!

  6. Awesome ideas! I love the egg carton on a nature trip!

    I am going to share a link to this post with my Facebook readers.


  7. This is great! I am always on the look out for things like this. My youngest daughter has a lot of drs appointments so I like to have a store of ideas to keep her entertained. Also we are planning a road trip with our 3 kids in a couple of months... so I am book marking this!

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  9. I love this Jen! Thanks for taking time to post what you have in the bag!

  10. Thanks for sharing all these wonderful ideas on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope to see you again!

  11. I love this!!! Thanks so much for sharing...you've just inspired me!

  12. I need to bookmark this, because these are all great ideas!

  13. Love this. Bookmarking! I'll need to make one of these soon... Linking to this post on my blog today. Hope that's ok!

  14. Busy bags look like a wonderful idea! Might hae to think about making one up myself :)

  15. Oh so many great ideas. I'm going to bookmark this page as we will be updating our Church busy bags soon.

  16. This post has been selected one of my great posts of the week. Here is the link to my post: http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2010/09/great-posts-i-came-across-this-week_11.html .


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