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toddler “busy bag” swap, take two!

April 16, 2012

If you’ve been following this blog for a little while now, you might remember the Toddler Busy Bag Swap that I hosted at my house last fall.  A few weeks after I hosted my swap, my friend, Emily, hosted one as well and invited me to be a part of it!  Below you will find pictures and links to (almost) all of the activities she included in her swap.

After participating in both swaps, we now have close to 40 different toddler activities (all of which are very simple for you to make and fun for your little ones to enjoy!).  What I like to do in our home (if I am on top of things), is to set up a few activities on the little kids table in our kitchen and have them waiting for Sam to work on after his nap while I’m feeding Peter.  This usually takes him around 15-30 minutes, depending on how much time he wants to spend on them.

I hope you find these as helpful and enjoyable as we have!

Velcro Mr Potato Head

Button Turkey

Flannel and Foam Board Game

Spinny Speller

Brown Bear Head and Tail Matching

Popsicle Stick Shapes

Alphabet Fishing

Happy and Sad Face Magnet Pages

Mini Play Mat and Cars

Upper and Lower Case Matching

I recently took this same idea and bought some extra Easter eggs to make the same matching game and Sam loved it…

Popsicle Stick Puzzles
Popsicle Color Matching Game
Foam Sorting by Color and Shape
Sand Paper Yarn Drawings
Counting Frogs
Bean Bag Toss
Real Object Match with Outline
Measuring Game

Gone Game

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2012 12:33 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I can use these with my toddler while I’m working on homeschool lessons with the older ones!

  2. Heidi permalink
    June 6, 2012 4:17 am

    I have recently started making a collection of our own busy bags for my 3yr old’s home-kindy. Loving your ideas, thankyou for sharing!!

  3. Dominique permalink
    July 16, 2012 8:01 pm

    Wow, I love this. Thanks for posting.

  4. Aya from Anuschka Bags permalink
    July 22, 2012 6:09 am

    My friend is selling unique toddlers,would you be interested?

    http://anuschkahandbags.org/anuschka-bags

  5. Kim permalink
    July 24, 2012 5:52 pm

    How do you play the Gone Game?

  6. Cat Hinchliffe permalink
    October 11, 2012 11:01 am

    Hi, I’ve just found your blog and love the toddler bag ideas. Please could you post a picture of one of them in the actual bag so I know what you mean? I’ve never seen them before.

  7. May 20, 2013 12:19 am

    Fantastic suggestions! Will definitely be using some of these for my exchange. Thanks!

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