Anyone ready for some more busy bag ideas? I’m in the middle of making a bunch more that I will feature later, but here’s one that I did today, along with a free printable. If you aren’t sure what busy bags are, see my original busy bag post.
What I love about this busy bag idea is that it can be used for quite a few different age and education levels. I hate making busy bags that kids are only interested in for a couple of uses. This one is really fun for a variety of age groups! For younger children you can simply use them for color and shape recognition. Pull out one of the cards, and then have them find the corresponding shape/color.
For older kids you can practice sequencing, patterns, and sorting.
You can get the linking shapes on Amazon, and you will have enough to share with other moms and even do a busy bag swap. Most recently I also found some at the Dollar Tree in the educational isle. If you get them at the Dollar Tree, you will need to buy a handful of packages in order to get all the shapes in different colors.
Linking Shapes Printable
To print your own sequence/shape cards, click on the Top image, or click on the link below (As with all busy bags, I recommend laminating them):
What have been the funnest busy bags you have made?