Kids love to be busy so that is why the Busy Bag was created! Keep young kids entertained for hours with these cute and simple busy bag ideas. When you are heading out on a road trip or simply need something to occupy your little one while you take care of other things, these Busy Bags have you covered!
1. Tried and True Busy Bags
Keep kids busy while waiting with these Mom-approved Busy Bags. These fresh ideas will make waiting for the doctor, sitting at a restaurant, or waiting on Mom or Dad to finish a chore something kids will look forward to!
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2. Restaurant Busy Bags
Long waits at restaurants can make anyone restless, especially small children! Make the wait time easier with these fun ideas! Fun items and activities will turn wait time into fun time!
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3. Busy Bag Ideas for Toddlers
Ignite kids' imaginations with pattern recognition, counting practice, and playtime! With 15 ideas to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect activity to keep your child busy and entertained!
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4. 7 Inexpensive Busy Bags
When searching the internet for ideas, look no further than Youtube for 7 easy and inexpensive busy bag activities. Fill up on-the-go bags or a weekly busy bin with simple materials to keep kids entertained.
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5. Dollar Store busy bags
Activities for toddlers shouldn't cost an arm and a leg! Head over to the closest Dollar Store and load up on these successful items that toddler moms, dads, and guardians will love!
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6. Busy bags with a purpose
Sometimes we need to keep kids busy, but we want it to have a purpose. With lots of ideas that allow kids to practice the ABCs, color recognition, or simply have quiet time, these simple education ideas will take the frazzle out of free time.
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7. Road Trip Busy Bags
Traveling with kids can be challenging, but it is possible to have fun on road trips by creating a road trip busy box! Let kids choose the toy items while you assemble simple and creative activities that will entertain for hours.
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8. Cars Busy Bag
Pave leftover popsicle sticks to look like the road as you create the Cars Busy Bag. This darling idea will not only provide entertainment but will work on motor skills as kids try to move their cars along. Keep it at home or stash it in the car for a quick and easy go-to activity.
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9. Fall Busy Bags for Kids
10. Counting busy bags
Young kids love stickers so what better way to work on counting and number recognition! Take this along on to soccer practice, gymnastics, band practice, and anywhere else your little one has to wait.
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11. Ice cream themed busy bags
Free printable ice cream cones and scoops prevent boredom during wait time as they learn to match numbers and letters! Kids will have lots of fun as they make a triple ice cream cone of their very own!
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12. Mega BUSY BAG IDEAS
Organize busy bags by skill level and age to keep things relevant and fresh! Parents don't always know when to get rid of a tried and true activity, so let the kids help declutter as together you organize the collection of Busy Bags.
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13. Travel busy bags
Keeping kids occupied when traveling can be difficult, especially on a plane. These 6 mom-tested must-haves are easy to store in pockets or carry-ons. "I'm Bored!" will be a phrase of the past as family trips become a time of relaxation!
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14. Mess-free busy bags
16. Busy Bag Bundles
This bundle provides a wide variety of activities to keep young children busy! Color match pages, racing pages, letter and drawing pages, sticker fill activities, and more will have young ones begging parents to play with their Busy Bags Bundle.
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17. Busy bags for church (and other quiet places)
All parents struggle with how to limit screen time and keep young ones engaged and entertained while waiting at church, restaurants, offices, and more. These genius ideas will not only keep kids quiet during those important times while learning and having fun!
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18. Easy Busy Bags for Toddlers and Preschoolers
10 Simple Busy Bags are perfect for active toddlers and preschoolers! Grab some pencil bags and make a collection of fun activities that all kids will love!
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19. Phonics busy bags
20. Busy Bag Exchange
Perfect for parents on a budget! Instead of always shelling out money to create Busy Bags, learn how to join a Busy Bag Exchange! Get started with some free ideas for your little one. With tons of great ideas, parents and kids will never be bored!
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21. Winter busy bags
Cold winter months can make kids cooped up inside more than normal. Beat the wintertime blues with adorable and fun Busy Bags! Re-usable materials organized into fun bags will turn cold dreary days into magical times of learning and play!
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22. Portable busy bag for road trips
Long trips can be overwhelming for young kids, but they don't have to be! This portable activity kit will keep kids entertained for hours while parents get some much-needed quiet time. Pack these binder ideas on your next road trip and see what a difference they make!
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23. Pinchers & Pom-Poms busy bag
Learn color sorting and counting with this fun pinching pom-pom activity. Use items you have at home or pick them up at the Dollar Store to create this fun and educational activity!
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24. Yum Yuck Busy Bag
Kids love to pick their own food so what better way to let them decide what is Yum and what is Yuck with this fun activity from Wittywoots. Kids will be creating new food combinations in no time!
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25. Colors, shapes, letters, and numbers busy bags
Sometimes it seems like there are never enough activities to occupy kids! These 60 ideas will keep kids entertained and occupied for hours on end for months to come!
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26. Fall busy bags
Help kids learn letter recognition with a simple and inexpensive pumpkin seed activity! Use at home or on the go and watch kids have a blast while learning. Put it in a suitcase or purse and watch the time fly by!
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27. Fine motor busy bag
Little hands and minds will have so much fun with this fun activity that they won't even realize they are developing motor skills, learning colors and math skills, and more!
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28. Space-themed busy bag
Nothing makes kids happier than snacks and activities and these space-themed busy bags are sure to please! Easy to make in lunch bags or zip locks, you will arrive at your destination before kids can say "are we there yet?"
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29. Letter E and F Busy Bags
Printable letter activities are a great way for parents to keep children busy while learning! Kids will master the Letters E and F with engaging and fun activities that will have them asking for more.
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30. Button Ribbon Busy Bag
Learning how buttons work will help develop fine motor skills while keeping kids engaged and interested. Watch them beam with pride as they learn to button on their own and check out the links to some other great busy bag ideas.
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31.Bugs busy bags
32. Math practice busy bag
33. Animal-themed busy bags
Mix and Match animal parts and create new and exciting animals to keep kids busy and entertained. Easy to make puzzle pieces make wait time for kids fun and stress-free as they decide what animal parts should go together.
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34. Pizza activity busy bag
All kids love pizza so keep them busy building their own with this adorable felt pizza busy activity. Easily store the pieces in a bag and take them along to a doctor's appointment, church, restaurant, or brother or sister's practices. Kids will love creating their own special pizza!
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35. Boredom Buster Busy Bags
Boredom is the # 1 reason kids get antsy when waiting. Boredom Busters will prevent that with awesome activities to keep your child engaged and entertained. Use items you have at home or re-purpose old toys to create fun and challenging activities that will eliminate the phrase "I'm Bored" for good!
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