Busy bags are little kits of pure 10 minute happiness. They’re meant to be stowed away in your diaper bag or purse until that moment when you need a quick distraction for the kids. Another benefit to busy bags? They are educational through play!
At my library, I hosted a busy bag party for two groups: one-year-olds and two-year-olds. The activities for two year olds were very easy to find but the ones proved a bit more difficult given their limited capabilities. But never fear! I have the programs right here!
Although putting the busy bags together was labor intensive, it is a great, simple activity to ask one of your teen volunteers to help you stuff the bags with supplies.
- Styrofoam & tees – $5 bag of tees, $12 for foam
- Waterbottle and sticks – $0 Recycled water bottles, $3 colored sticks
- Paper Play – $0 left over paper supplies
- Foam blocks
- Golf tees
- 20 Water bottles
- Colored sticks
- 20 sheets of
- Wax paper
- Wrapping paper
- Pipe Cleaner shapes
- Felt Pizzas – $10 yard of brown and red felt
- Velcro sticks – $18 for velcro dots
- Button Snake
- Pipe cleaners
- Cut up felt
- Colored popsicle sticks
- Velcro dots
- Needle and thread