Here’s a busy bag activity that can be made entirely of things you already have around the house. Although, technically you don’t have to use junk, our busy bag is made up of loose bits and pieces that could easily have been thrown away.
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We simply collected small items from around the house and traced their outlines onto a piece of cardstock. Then I laminated the cardstock for durability and placed the tracing page and the objects into a gallon-sized zip-top bag. Finally, I added a simple busy bag label (included in our printable file below).
Both our toddler and our preschooler really enjoy this activity. I like that it was basically free and that I was able to put a few random items to good use.
Remember, you can tailor this activity to your child’s ability by adding fewer or more items to match. An older child could even make a few of these for a younger child (what an easy Christmas gift that would be).
Click the link below to download this free printable busy bag file.
Junk Match Busy Bag
Do you have any children’s activity ideas using items from around the house? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Another great one! I love these activities because they are so simple, yet really engaging and fun. Thanks for sharing at Mom’s library!
Jesse @ The Empowered Momma says
What a simple and neat idea. I ‘PINNED’ this one. I can see myself pinning many of your idea’s. thank you for being so creative.
I’m going to do this! Maybe not tomorrow when I need to clean…and do school…and take care of an injured little girl…but sometime soon.
I hope Alaine’s little foot feels better soon.