Shapes, Counting and Colors Busy Bag (with Printable)

It’s a another lovely Friday and we are back with our weekly fine motor activity!

This week I wanted to concentrate on some recognition of shapes, numbers and colors so drew up this lovely printable to use as our fine motor activity and to add to our busy bag collection.

Shapes, Counting and Colors Busy Bag (with Printable) from

Fine Motor Busy Bag How to

I made 5 main shapes namely a star, triangle, square, circle and heart. Selected 5 colors namely red, blue, green, yellow and purple. Then set these out on all the printables.

You can download your copy of this printable here.

These shapes have been laminated for durability as a busy bag. You can also use card stock (cardboard) to print directly onto.

I then colored 5 wooden pegs by painting them with water color paint and wrote the numbers on them in the corresponding colors.

Once the busy bag was ready the kids had fun playing!fine motor activity

My 2 year old has difficulty opening a peg (she hasnt developed that skill as yet, she is a bit young still) for my other 2 kids we focused on what the shapes were called, what colors they were and counted while we pegged the pegs onto the correct corresponding numbers and colors.matching colors and numbers

For one child this activity would require one set of 5 pegs. If you have more than one child I suggest coloring more pegs!

Below is my 2 year old trying to clip a peg onto the triangle. Love those tiny little hands that just want to try absolutely everything!pincer work

She did get to do her favorite activity though! She packed up the busy bag like a pro 😉

(these busy bag pouches can be found here)busy bags storage

This fine motor activity is a fabulous addition to our busy bag collection and I will be bringing it out every now and again for the kids to re-explore! (Have you see our paperclip busy bag yet?)

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Shapes, Counting and Colors Busy Bag (with Printable) from

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  1. DM says

    I’m trying to download this printable, but the link isn’t working. Anyone else having a problem? Would really like this for my daughter.

  2. Daphne Tan says

    Superb idea! These were so easy to make and the end products were so pretty. My 28 months loved it :) Thank you so much!

  3. Janet says

    thanks so much for offering these for free. it is always great to find something to keep my grandkids busy that is beneficial to them.

  4. Robyn Hendley says

    Love the ideas & looking forward to more being sent to me! Never grt enuf ideas fr special preskool or therapies for my special lil one! Thnx sooo much!

  5. says

    This is so awesome! I’m apart of a busy bag swap at the moment and although I’ve already made one, I’m going to do this too, so this is just perfect!! And giving the free printable is so wonderful – I’m already on my way to completing it!


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