Busy boxes are a lifesaver for me as a work-at-home Mom, especially when the older two are in school and it’s just me and the two littlest at home. These little totes have their own spot in the bookshelf in our living room, and we take them out during times that Mommy reeeaaallly needs to concentrate without hearing “Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!”
So, I’ve put together this round-up of some of the best ideas I’ve seen when it comes to busy boxes/bags! And, as a bonus, most of these can be put together for next to nothing!
*Number Practice with Ocean Animal Count & Clip Cards.
*Fun alphabet practice with this ABC Memory Game.
*There’s something for almost every age in this collection of 5 Dry Erase Busy Bag Activities.
*Colorful fun with Button Sorting Cups. (We use a muffin tin!)
*Combine clothespins and flashcards to create this Clothespin Letter Match Game!
*This Felt Sandwich kit is adorable! Could be varied to endless possibilities too, I’m thinking felt pizza would be a hit in my house!
*Build and design with these Velcro Dot Craft Sticks.
*Tune in fine motor skills with this Threading Love Hearts activity. My girls loved this one!
*Toddlers and preschoolers alike will enjoy creating this Velcro and Foam Chain, over and over again.
And, I’ve made a few of these for my girls (3 and 4), and they both enjoy them! Foam Lacing Shapes.
*Then there’s this amazing blog post on How To Make 20 Busy Bags for Only $5.