We all have mom hacks when it comes to keeping our toddlers entertained. Whether it’s a long car ride or sitting in a waiting room at the doctor’s office, we’ve learned ways to keep the kids happy while keeping the peace. Busy bags are a great way to keep some new activities on hand to keep your little one engaged and learning.
Here are some adorable printable busy bag ideas from Personal Creations to help keep your kids entertained. Each activity helps develop skills like writing, memory, matching, and counting skills. They’ve also included resources for other busy bag ideas so you can rotate out your activities.
Free Printable Busy Bag Activities for For Toddlers:
What’s The Shape
Print and cut out each of the cards for your little one. There are a couple of ways to play this game. You can lay all of the cards face down for a classic matching and memory game or hold up one of the silhouette cards and have your child select the right object from face-up options.
Find My Feet
These cute animals have lost their feet in this matching game. Print and cut along the lines to create your cards. You can either dump them all in a bag or box and have your toddler draw until they find a match or lay them face down for a matching game.
Pre Writing Practice
Have your toddler trace the shapes to connect the dots. Your little one can practice numbers too while you read aloud, and they follow along.
Activities for Preschoolers
These monsters are hungry for their dinners. Will your little one feed them all veggies? Print and cut out the shapes and have your child distribute balanced meals to each monster.
Play Dough Mat
Print out these mats and either laminate or place plastic wrap over the sheets to create a mess-free play surface. Your child can use playdough to complete the exercises.
After printing and cutting out the pie and blueberries, have your child count and place the correct amount of blueberries on the pie. This game helps practice numbers, and you can use it to introduce addition and subtraction.
Free Printable Busy Bag Activities for Kids
If you loved these adorable busy bag activities, head on over to Personal Creations. They have a ton of adorable busy bag ideas as well as so many craft and creative solutions! If you’re looking for a great bag to place all these fun activities in, check out our review on Chalk Wild.