Hello lovely mamas! I am usually posting on our West Valley Cooking Club recaps and recipes but I am honored to be adding another theme to my writing… creative moments with our kids! I don’t know about you but when our day seems to be dragging by or I have already put a defiant child in time out more times than I can count it is clear to me that my girls need some structured play (enter creative moment here).
*No Sew Fishing Game: Felt fish with metal washers glued inside. Using a pencil with yarn attached and a magnet at the end your kiddo will try and line up the magnet with the colored felt fish.
*Pool Noodle Lacing Name: I got 3 different colored pool noodles at the dollar store and sliced them up. Your kiddos can practice lacing or making patterns. I went one step further and spelled out my daughter’s name on it. That way as she laced the noodles onto the rope she could also learn to spell her name.
*Popsicle Color Match: Colored felt popsicles and popsicle sticks. The sticks have the color labeled on both ends of one side (once written in the corresponding color for a hint) and the other side is labeled with the “flavor” and a colored swatch of the corresponding color for another hint. Nice touches to make it easier for beginners! The take turns matching the stick to the correct felt popsicle!
*The last one I am going to leave you with is the Board book puzzle: This wasn’t on the list but a sweet gal found board books at the dollar store and cut them into four pieces. One page of the book acts as one two-sided puzzle. Easy enough for the kids to put together!
So there they are my tried and true top busy bag activities! Now get a few mamas together and start a Busy Bag Exchange too!
What other activities have you tried with your kiddos that have been great!?