Master list of Busy Bags
List of Busy Bags by Age
Here are the current ideas listed on www.BusyBagCentral.blogspot.com with a focus on what is appropriate for each age. This was originally posted on 4.2.12 but I've had so many requests for this type of list that I figured it deserved it's own page!
Feel free to click on the title of each activity and it will take you to the original post showing a description with details.
Note that this is based upon my own opinion and experience with preschoolers. All children are different – some 2 year olds learn by putting things in their mouth while other 2 year olds are very trustworthy. Also, some second-born or third-born kids are exposed early-on to smaller objects and have a quicker understanding of appropriate use. For the notes given below, please use the following ideas with your individual preschooler in-mind!
Basic Toddler Bags:
(2 year olds to 4 year olds – as well as some mature 18 month olds)
Letter Match-up (details in new post coming)
Match Me Cards
Big & Little sort (details in new post coming)
Color sort (details in new post coming)
Animal sort (details in new post coming)
Lacing (details in new post coming)
(3 year olds to 5 year olds – and for mature 2.5 year olds)
Sensory Kits (details in new post coming)
Clothes Line (details in new post coming)
Pop the Popsicle
The 3 P’s
Mr. Push It
(4 year olds up to 6 year olds)
Pop the Popsicle (using the harder words on the sticks)
…more coming soon!
Please be aware that these contain small parts that can be a risk for unsupervised small children. Take time to educate your child on appropriate use to reduce the risk of choking, suffocation or other injury.