Here we are again with another busy bag post! The weeks sure seem to be going quick! I had fun putting together these busy bags over the last week and am looking forward to sharing them with you.
These bags are perfectly suited to my 12 month old boy. They focus on developing his fine motor skills and for introducing and practicing new words for his language development. I also believe that they will grow with him and that he will continue to enjoy them as he becomes an older toddler and even a preschooler. The farm set will be used for increasingly complex dramatic play, the Mr Potato Head can have more accessories added to it, the magnets could be used for picture making and puzzles and the wallet may turn into a much loved possession, I know a lot of kids who would love a purse like Mum!
So let's have a look at the busy bags for this week!
1. Farm Mat Busy Bag
A variety of farm animals to play with on a square of material with a farm theme. You could use all sorts of animals depending on what themed pieces of material you can find!
2. Felt Mr Potato Head
The lid to a metal container makes a great base for magnet play, think gourmet biscuits and chocolates next time you are at the shops!
4. Wallet with Family Photos
5. Montessori Cylinder Blocks
So there you go, 20 busy bag ideas for the busy little people in your life from Lauren at Teacher Types and myself!
Make sure to go back and read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our series and then be sure to pin your favourites for later so you don't lose the ideas! Or even better, pin our collage to come back to them all!
*** Please take note: as with any baby and toddler play activities, please be mindful of objects smaller than a 50c piece that may present as a choking hazard. Always supervise your little one, and of course, you know your child best.