Busy Bag/Craft Ideas

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Busy Bag/Craft Ideas

We're doing a busy bag swap with our MOMS Club next week and made these awesome little dudes today: http://www.somewhatsimple.com/wacky-sacks/. We have 7 kids in two age groups, so we'll leave with 7 activities for each one! My BFF put together a huge list of ideas if you're looking for something to do with the kids:

Activity Name Link
Texture Cards "http://tinyurl.com/42wp26c"Rainbow Rice (4+ colors) http://tinyurl.com/3lalzgq
No Sew Fishing Game (3 fish) http://tinyurl.com/3bz37fq
Spooning Beads http://tinyurl.com/3szyvfj
Egg Carton + Colors (6 eggs) http://tinyurl.com/3cryp87 or http://tinyurl.com/42gt2g6
Pom Pom Stuff It In http://tinyurl.com/3wl2gav
Button Snake http://tinyurl.com/3e63xur
Pool Noodle Stringing http://tinyurl.com/3ld8tlk
Paint Bag Writing (2 bags, secure the tops, can use hair gel instead of paint) http://tinyurl.com/3mvhzedor http://tinyurl.com/3lbt6mf
Wacky Sacks (3+ balloons) http://tinyurl.com/3pdkvov
Pasta Sort (Color & different shapes, chunky sizes) http://tinyurl.com/3s5p4zx or http://tinyurl.com/3m5t9fo
Color Matching Wheel http://tinyurl.com/4yphhyz
Chalk Blocks (4 blocks + chalk) http://tinyurl.com/3oh26n8
Pipe Cleaner Toy http://tinyurl.com/3kdugzf or http://tinyurl.com/3mu8gsx
Mini Reversible Felt Board + pieces http://tinyurl.com/3nav9qd
Beads into a Water Bottle http://tinyurl.com/3wnrtyx
Beads into a Tiny Ice Cube Tray http://tinyurl.com/4xdmvev
Velcro Shape Sticks (3+ shapes) http://tinyurl.com/3hhqln8
Discovery Bottles (1+ bottles) http://tinyurl.com/3m6nfvf
Moon Sand http://tinyurl.com/2nhd8u
Magnetic Pom Poms http://tinyurl.com/3lajocq or http://tinyurl.com/3c45xyz
Lacing Cards (4+ cards)" http://tinyurl.com/4y2jusv
Sensory Steps (4+) http://tinyurl.com/3khcyyl
Spools and Straws http://tinyurl.com/3jbqjfe
Matching Jar (4+ matches) http://tinyurl.com/42op5a5
Race Car Shapes http://tinyurl.com/3koovfm
Playdough Mats http://tinyurl.com/3vcvrr8
Popsicle Color Match (use felt rather than paper) http://tinyurl.com/43tcwnc or http://tinyurl.com/3nryesb
Pom Pom Patterns (printable) http://tinyurl.com/3trvpn9
Clothes Line http://tinyurl.com/3zd6ebc
Color Junk Sort http://tinyurl.com/3opa35d
Spin & Spell (1 bolt + 6 spinners or one wooden set) http://tinyurl.com/3hgc8rw
Colored Pasta Beads + Stringing (3+ colors) http://tinyurl.com/3aqa8su
Moveable Alphabet (6+ word strips) http://tinyurl.com/4yzvgkp
Egg Counting (numbers to 6) http://tinyurl.com/3rfetsv
Sound Eggs Memory http://tinyurl.com/3rfetsv
A-Z Clothes Pin Cards http://tinyurl.com/3htb8b4
Popsicle Stick Puzzles http://tinyurl.com/3o8t2hw
Q Tip Counting Trays http://tinyurl.com/4xbx3o9
Animal Counting Cards http://tinyurl.com/3rr6rbe
Shape and Color Memory Match http://tinyurl.com/3fycvky
Build a Cupcake (2nd link has "recipes") http://tinyurl.com/3sqacs2 or http://tinyurl.com/3ly6zo2
Number Wheel http://tinyurl.com/3j6hc3n
Paper Towel Tube Letter Matching http://tinyurl.com/438s3vu
Homemade Stickers (1+ page) http://files.homeschoolshare.com/docs32465/workboxes/stickers.pdf
5 Fabulous Frogs http://tinyurl.com/3ztxxwp
Double Trouble Shapes http://tinyurl.com/3hs5vrs
Hot Glue Rubbing Plates http://tinyurl.com/436eb32
Patterning Grids http://tinyurl.com/3tf5m6r
Scratch Art Paper (4 sheets, they can be 1/4th page size) http://tinyurl.com/436wbc7 or http://tinyurl.com/3ov5uew
Beanbag Games http://tinyurl.com/3rorg28
Bottletop Barnyard http://tinyurl.com/43ua56h
Pool Noodle Lacing (Sequencing) http://tinyurl.com/43p96ry
Shades of Color http://tinyurl.com/3gky96k
Golf Tees & Marbles http://tinyurl.com/42ed7u5
Clothespin Matching http://tinyurl.com/3e4ckou
I Spy Bottles http://tinyurl.com/4xx9lgp
ABC Fishing http://tinyurl.com/3qt6kad
Geoboards http://tinyurl.com/42v879e
Silly Faces http://tinyurl.com/3gq94xh
Velcro Matching Rods http://tinyurl.com/3wblnyg
Letter Building http://tinyurl.com/3t5jvtn
Flip Matching Book http://tinyurl.com/3zhafze

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Wow, very excited to check out some (or all) of these links as soon as everyone is in bed!! Thank you and your friend for putting thislist together!! I love this kind of stuff!!

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Can we sticky this?

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I vote sticky too..

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i vote sticky too Smile

awesome idea.....just don't have time to look through it all right now lol Wink

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If you do any of them, post some pics and reviews please. It'll be fun to see how they turn out. Smile I'll try to get a pic of our Wacky Sacks today.

Here they are!