toddler activity bags

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.

activity bag

Here are my first 6 bags:

  1. Animal puzzle – I found this in the Target Dollar area.  They are two piece matching puzzles.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.

activity bag 2

activity bag 3

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.

❤ K

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