10 Ready to Use Items for Busy Bags

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I love busy bags! I mainly make my own busy bags but sometimes there are a few things that are just more awesome to just buy. Stock your quiet shelf with these 10 items to keep the kids busy while you cook or want to have 5 minutes of peace. shhhh

These busy bags incorporate a ton of skill sets from fine motor to logic and hand eye co-ordination.

10 Ready to Use Items for Busy Bags

10 Ready to Use Items for Busy Bags

1. Mini Muffin Match Up

Learning Resources Mini Muffin Match Up

  • Develop a multitude of math skills with mini-muffin counters!
  • Different sorting-circle inserts boost color recognition, matching, sorting, counting, and early math skills
  • Included dice feature colors and numbers (0-6) allowing for group activities and game play
  • Squeezy Tweezers add to the fun and reinforce fine-motor skills!
  • Ages 3+ for small parts

Customers gave this a 5 star rating! Click here to read more.

2. Baby Bear Sorting Set 

This set combines 102 Baby Bear Counters in 6 colors with matching sorting bowls.

Simple yet very versatile. The reviews on amazon average 4 and half stars as well and are in general very helpful! Click here to read more.

3. Super Sorting Pie

  • Teaches early number skills and attributes by providing visual cues that support student success
  • Top crust becomes a bowl to conveniently hold counters
  • Includes 60 counters (7 fruits in 5 different colors), durable plastic pie, removable divider, 3 double-sided sorting cards, 2 jumbo tweezers and activity guide

With an average rating of 5 stars this one is a keeper! Although bigger than one would normally keep in smaller sized busy bags I recommend getting a few gallon bags as well. Click here to read more.

4. Beads and Pattern Card Set

  • Colorful wooden spheres, cubes and cylinders
  • Set includes 20 activity cards, 108 beads in 6 colors, two 36″ black laces with 1″ plastic tip and Activity Guide

Great practice for threading and lacing as well as color sequencing. I really love the addition of the activity cards.

Customers rated this one with an average of 5 stars. Click here to read more.

5. Farm Animal Puzzle

  • This set includes ten playfully designed wooden cards
  • Children can assemble a duck, horse, sheep, elephant and lion
  • Several textures are featured for tactile exploration
  • Develops problem solving, spatial and sensory skills

Not that many reviews but those that have left a review are generally impressed. This would make one of the great busy bags for younger toddlers. Click here to read more.

6. Lacing & Tracing Dinosaurs

  • lacing tracing dinosaursGreat for Travel Such as the Backseat of the Car, Doctor’s Office, Church or Restaurant
  • Introduces Problem solving and Develops Concentration
  • Encourages Quiet Play

Customers rated this one with an average of 5 stars. Click here to read more.

7. Shape & Color Sorter

  • Shape Color Sorter busy bagUsing the wood pegs and crepe rubber shapes, children can practice color and shape recognition, matching and sorting!
  • It’s an educational toy that will entertain preschoolers and offer years of safe, quiet play!

Customers rated this one with an average of 5 stars. Click here to read more.

8. Shape Sequence Sorti

  • Shape Sequence SortiGreat for recognizing color, shape and size
  • Sorting objects into groups are the “building blocks” of beginning math skills
  • Extension activities are included to explore form, fun and function

Customers rated this one with an average of 5 stars. Click here to read more.

9. Tall-Stacker Pegs & Pegboard Set

Tall-Stacker Pegs Pegboard SetPlay & Learn: color sorting and matching, adding and subtracting, counting, fine motor skills.

Customers rated this one with an average of 5 stars. Click here to read more.

10. Edushape Tricky Fingers

Tricky FingersThis one is in my next order! One for each kid.

  • Encourages the development of fine motor skills
  • Encourages the development of color matching
  • Encourages Tactile Sensory Development

Only a handful of reviews but they seem all good. Click here to read more.

Loved these ideas? Check out my book 99 fine motor ideas!

Fine Motor Friday ideas:

LEGO Emotions Station from Lalymom

Play Dough Sensory Mud from Stir the Wonder

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