What are busy bags?
Busy bags are simple activities that your kids can do independently or with less supervision, stored in a bag that is easy to pack or pull out when they want to play with. They are great when your at the restaurants, waiting rooms or for quiet times at home (like that’s ever gonna happen 😂). Just pull out the busy bag and keep your kids engaged.
What you need
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint the craftsticks with Acrylic colors. Let it dry. You could also use colored craftsticks.
- Paint the same colors on the clothespin. Let it dry.
- Let your preschooler clip the clothespin to the matching craftstick.
Using the clothespin helps develop fine motor skills. My almost 3 yr old was excited to use the clothespin. She had some difficulty in handling it & we’re working on it 😀 This is not a good activity for toddlers. Tried it with mine and she pulled the clothespin into two. 😂
Put everything in a ziploc or a clear pouch and your busy bag is ready. You could also make a color wheel (laminate it for reuse) or use the paint chips (you could find in hardware stores for free) and ask your kids to match with the coloured clothespin. 👍