About a year ago I started trying to find ways to help my little girl develop her fine motor skills a little bit better. In the meantime, I had signed up for a Pinterest account and started seeing a lot of toddler activities. I saw on one blog these fun homemade games they would put in a bag and take with them to doctor’s appointments, to church, and even on long car rides. Genius! Then I realized this was actually a pretty common thing and most people referred to them as “Busy Bags.” I saw one blog where a group of mothers made different kinds of busy bags and swapped them so their kids would have more to play with. Extra Genius!!! In fact, I thought it was such a great idea that I started an every 6-8 week Busy Bag swap with ladies in my area. It’s actually much easier than you would think. And here’s how I did it.
- When buying supplies for all your bags, you should try not to spend more than $20 (so that it ends up being $1 a bag or less.
- You do not have to laminate any items unless it is vital to the practicality of the specific game (i.e. play-doh mats). If anyone would like to laminate other game components they can do their own.
- Put together the kind of bag you would want to receive in return. This is really important to remember! Quality! Quality! Quality!