So I have just discovered this amazing thing called Toddler busy bags. I’m sure lots of people are saying ‘oh yeah, they’ve been around for ages.’ Yes well it seems I’m a little slow off the mark and have only just discovered them, completely by accident. So I am making it my mission to make a whole stack of them. Yes I am completely nuts. But my theory is that I have very clever twin boys who seem to get bored rather easily (hmmmm, sounds a bit like me!). Although they won’t be ready for these bags for another 6 months by the time I make lots of different versions (and of course two of each) they probably will be right into them.
For anyone who doesn’t know Toddler Busy Bags are basically just a bag with a different fun, learning activity in each little zip lock pouch. They seem like a great way to keep the kids entertained at appointments or even when grabbing a coffee. They’re small enough to carry around several and interesting enough to hopefully keep them entertained for at least a few minutes per activity. You can buy these from places pre made but I think it’s going to be fun to make them myself. My guess is that they will be appropriate from about 2 years up but I think at 18 months we will start giving them a try.
So far I have come up with about 20 different versions from looking at various websites and pinterest and I think I will have a lot of the required bits and pieces already in my craft room. Which is even better because it means they will cost me hopefully nothing!