My kids love busy bags and with Christmas coming up soon I thought it only appropriate that I make a few seasonal ones!
This cute gingerbread man features shapes in various colors with a set of cards to style your gingerbread man!
Grab your printable at the bottom of this post. Cut out the gingerbread man template on the felt with matching color shapes.
I use trays for all my busy bags, this keeps the kids happy and each in their own activity. (In the past they would fight over pieces of various activities because they were everywhere.)
Let the kids match up the shapes like in the cards! Oh and those colorful sticks in the upper corner are the ever popular Velcro Dot Craft sticks I made a while ago, they are STILL doing a fabulous job of keeping kids occupied.
If you are not so much into felt you are also able to laminate the paper printout and use as is!
Personally I prefer felt because of the texture and that the felt sticks to itself. The shapes kept moving on the paper activity, which frustrated my toddler.
Download your printables:
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Then check out what my fabulous co-hosts made for their Christmas busy bags!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Gingerbread Man Shape Matching Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering
Christmas Counting Busy Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Decorate a Play Dough Christmas Tree Play Kit // Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Gingerbread Button Counting Busy Bag // Wildflower Ramblings
Snowman Busy Bag // Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Reusable Christmas Sticker Busy Bag // Still Playing School
Christmas Posting Busy Bag // Adventures of Adam
Christmas Tree Busy Bag // The Pleasantest Thing
Christmas Jingle Bells Fine Motor Busy Bag // Sugar Aunts
Printable Mix and Match Christmas Puzzles // Itsy Bitsy Fun
Christmas Chocolate Maker Busy Bag // Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Printable Q-tip Snowflakes // Playdough to Plato
Candy Cane Stripe Counting // Preschool Inspirations
An Early Reader Christmas Busy Bag // The Educators’ Spin on It