Play: Travel Busy Bags
A bunch of us moms recently got together and did our SECOND busy bag exchange, this one focusing on activities that will be travel friendly. For those of you who haven’t heard of these, busy bags are activities that are contained in a bag that can easily be given to a child to do while mom or dad is working on something else. We bring these bags when we go out to eat, wait in a doctor’s office, or hang out at a friend’s house who doesn’t have kids (and hence no toys). Each activity is also designed to help with different developmental skills.
In our exchange, nine of us moms each chose one busy bag (actually, one mom choose to do 3 activities), made nine copies of it, and then we all exchanged our bags so we got to go home with one of each activity. Most of the bags we put together this time are good to do in the car, and a couple of them are more geared for on-site play (because who wants to pack a bunch of toys when going on vacation?).
2. Lego matching (problem-solving, visual skills)
3. Button snake (fine motor skills)
4. Felt Board + pompom scoop (counting, fine motor skills, number recognition)
6. Brainteaser (problem-solving skills)
7. Magnetic “Wooly Willy” Shape Game
11. Animal Play Mat
I’m so impressed by the creativity and effort of all the moms who participated!