A fun way to keep kids busy in the car or waiting at the doctors office is with busy bags. I’ve joined other kid bloggers to give you some ideas on how to make SPRING busy bags!
I made some matching and counting sheets, using laminated cardboard, spring flowers and butterflies/dragonflies foam stickers, pipe cleaners and beads.
So I laminated plain old cardboard first.
Then added the foam stickers, placing matching colors opposite each other. I made small holes(using a sharp kebab stick) where the pipe cleaners will be attached.
I added strips of tape to the back over the sharp points of the pipe cleaners for when it is laying on their laps.
I only added a few beads, but one can use these to make a few simple sums too.
I had to make two sheets, obviously, one for each child. W(2yrs) enjoyed this activity, counting the beads, while moving them. This is great, not only for counting skills, but for fine motor skills development too. Not to mention color recognition skills, and the opportunity to work on vocabulary too!
Check out some more super fun Spring Busy Bags:
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Flower Fine Motor Busy Bag // The Pleasantest Thing
3 Flower Themed Busy Bags // Lalymom
Free Printable Rainy Day Math Mat // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Spring Playdough Mats // Itsy Bitsy Fun
Ladybug Counting // Preschool Inspirations
Flower Petal Patterns // Mommy Needs a Coffee Break
Ladybug Domino Set (Free Printable) // Powerful Mothering
Butterfly Counting // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Calming Spring Busy Bag for Busy Fingers // Lemon Lime Adventures
Free Flower Counting Cards and Book // Wildflower Ramblings
Robin Worm Counting // Sugar Aunts
Spring Lamb Counting // Adventures of Adam
Spring Busy Bag Sheets // Teach Me Mommy
Rainy Day Counting Clip Cards (Free Printable) // Playdough to Plato