Toddler activity bags are a great way to keep your child entertained and easy to make. I saw this idea online and decided to give it a try. Here is how you make them.
First, you will need a few quart sized bags. You can decide how many bags to make and what items to include. I started with 6 bags, but plan to make a few more.
Here are my first 6 bags:
- Animal puzzle – I found this in the Target Dollar area. They are two piece matching puzzles.
- Threading beads – these you can either make or buy. I chose to buy a set on Amazon, but you could also make them with large noodles and yarn.
- Bear counting and sorting cups – I purchased these online, but they are available in some stores or you could buy other colored items for sorting by color. You can put colored paper in a clear cup to make your own cups.
- Stickers and paper – I found a bunch for a $1 at Target. I cut out a few sheets of construction paper to include with the stickers. My son loves putting stickers on paper.
- Play dough and cutting & rolling items – They have small 4 packs of play dough for $1 at Target as well, but I’m sure you can find this at the Dollar Tree or Party stores too. I added some small cookie cutters, a cylinder block (for rolling), and a reusable travel mat (for if we are away from home).
- Finger puppets – we got this fun set from IKEA. These are great if you have a story with animals to show the different animals.
I hope to make a few more bags in the coming weeks. Right now my son seems to like all the bags and really enjoys playing with the bears.
We have a trip coming up and I can’t wait to try them out on the plane. I will let you know how it goes.