Busy Bags

Lately I have been putting together busy bags for my kids to play with when they have to be quite for an extended period of time.  You may be wondering what a busy bag is…it is basically a quiet learning activity that can be put into a small bag and will keep kids occupied for an extended period of time. I will show you some examples.

I love busy bags, and you might say I am addicted to making them.  I keep a bag full of different busy bag activities in my car ready for whenever I need them.  I don’t let my kids have them any other time, so that the novelty of them doesn’t wear off.  Just the other day we were at church for a long meeting.  There were no other kids there and so my kids were board.  I ran to the car and got my bag of activites or busy bags and they were content to play quietly for the next 30-40 minutes.  My kids are 4 and 1 1/2 and they love the busy bags.  I will be sharing with you some of the examples that I have compiled over the last few months.

Here are some that have been a big hit with my kids:

Some other ideas that I don’t have pictures for:
  • Crayons and small notebook
  • Large beads and string
  • Puzzles
  • Flashcards