Activity for ages 3 to 5.
Busy bags are an easy way to entertain the kids when you’re on the go. Make them once, throw them into your bag, and you’re ready for some screen-free distraction in doctors’ offices, on planes and in restaurants.
Just like last month, I teamed up with some of my favorite blogging buddies to create a batch of addictively fun, brand new busy bags for kids. Since the holidays are just around the corner, the lineup this time has plenty of gingerbread men, candy canes and snow. Grab our Q-tip snowflakes below and then check out our friends’ awesome activities at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!
Making this busy bag is quick and easy. I printed the snowflake tracing cards on cardstock for extra durability and cut them apart. Then I grabbed a handful of Q-tips and slid them into a Ziploc bag. That’s it. See?! I promised it was easy.
A little while later, I pulled out the busy bag and invited my 5 year old to pick a card and start tracing it with Q-tips. Since every snowflake is different in the real world, I made a variety of designs for my mini-engineer. Easy ones like this cross.
Are you hooked on busy bags too? Check out these awesome ideas from some of our favorite kid blogger friends.
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