10 Easy Busy Bags

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I love busy bags to provide a quick activity for the kids. These next 10 busy bags are super easy to make yourself and are great to just pull out at any time.

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10 Easy Busy Bags

Here is my quick video of the busy bags!

I use these zipper bags. Pack of 5 / pack of 24 and these metal rings to keep them together.

 OMURA Pencil Pouch (Neon)pack 6 BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window – 24 Pack S.P. Richards Company Book Ring, 1 1/2-Inch Diameter, 100 per Box, Silver (SPR01438)

1-10 Counting and Tracing Numbers (Now with 11-20 Extension!)
1-10 Counting and Tracing Numbers printable

Velcro Dot Craft Sticks (Popsicle Stick Projects)

Velcro Dot Craft Sticks Popsicle Stick Projects

Tiny Pom Pom Fine Motor Skills

Tiny Pom Pom Fine Motor Skills

Everyday Fine Motor Materials – P is for Paperclip (Busy Bag)

Everyday Fine Motor Materials P is for Paperclip from PowerfulMothering.com

Counting Caterpillar Busy Bag (Printable Numbers 1-10)

Counting Caterpillar Busy Bag with free printable from PowerfulMothering.com

Easy Shape & Pattern Activity

Easy Shape and Pattern Activity busy bag with PowerfulMothering

Hat Matching Printable Cards

hat matching cards free printable

Shapes, Counting and Colors Busy Bag (with Printable)

Counting Fine Motor Busy Bag (with Printable) from PowerfulMothering.com

Match & Count Free Printable Number Cards 1-10

Match & Count Cards 1-10 (Free Printable)

How to make Foam Lacing Shapes

foam lacing gift or busy bag

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  1. Great activity! I’m adding the zipper pouch idea to my fall STEM activities curriculum. 🙂

  2. Wonderfull ideas! Just make sure about number formation for your school. Do not confuse your child by learning different formation than what his school requires

  3. I love these busy bags! I will be busy making them this summer. I teach kindergarten and this is right up their alley.
    Thank you for sharing!

  4. I just made these for my kindergarten-aged child, who is very into sensory play and loves small manipulatives. I walked in the door yesterday with the velcro sticks in my hand, and my children asked me to watch TV (UGH!! Fighting screen battles right now…). I said, “hey, I just made this for you,” and handed them the velcro sticks. Both my children played with them for an hour, and forgot all about TV :). Thank you for this resource! I’m looking forward to using your ideas more as I work on building more hans-on and sensory activities into our routine. I put all the bags into a binder, and I’m hoping my spouse will remember to bring one out while I am at a work meeting today. He was pretty impressed with the instant engagement last night.

    • starting at 2 and half with those pom pom with and counting numbers through to age 5, Those are the ages my children were at when I made these. (always supervise the younger kids with smaller parts!)

      • These would work in nursing homes as well as Alzheimer’s units. They like to sort and arrange , do arts and crafts.

  5. Hi Nicole, love your ideas for busy bags. Can I ask where you buy your zippered bags from that you use to store each activity? I love that you can see through the mesh side and that it has rings to join the bags together.

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