With spring coming soon, we decided to put together a comprehensive resource with spring themed busy bags. You will find here spring busy bags on themes like: flowers, bugs, weather (rain) and rainbow. Hope you and your kids will enjoy using these busy bags!
Busy bags are a wonderful activity to create for your toddler while you are on the road, at a coffee date or need a few minutes to do some work or housework. Busy bags can be taken anywhere and used as a backup toy or emergency quiet time bag. Get creative and create a few that you can take out when you need them in a hurry!
Here are few items you might need to create your own busy bags:
FLOWER BUSY BAGS
Make a beautiful felt heart garden.
Flower fine motor busy bag will keep your toddler busy with clothes pegs.
Make a flower button snake Spring activity.
Flower shape puzzles make for a fun busy bag.
Practice pincer grip building these pretty dew drop flowers.
Print these gorgeous flower counting cards for your busy bag (with free printable).
Match colors with these Spring matching busy bag sheets.
Plant the color flower in this toddler busy bag.
Create a Spring flower popsicle stick puzzle for your toddler’s busy bag.
Felt busy bag is easy to create with felt scraps and left-overs.
Plant a flower garden busy bag with mini flowers is perfect for fine motor skills.
Learn numbers and build flowers with bottle caps.
Use foam flower shapes (or paper) for alphabet matching busy bag.
If you prefer printable busy bags, these flower alphabet matching cards will be just right (free printable).
WEATHER BUSY BAGS
For a spring rainy day make this clip card busy bag with clothes pegs.
Match colors of pegs to flowers with this spring busy bag (with free printable).
On a rainy Spring day make a Math mat and practice counting (with free printable).
Counting kites make a good workout for little fingers.
RAINBOW BUSY BAGS
Make simple rainbow color matching busy bag with buttons and felt pieces (or paper).
For kids who are working on their sight words, you can make word matching busy bag.
Lacing ribbon is another way to work on fine motor skills and with this busy bag, kids get to lace a rainbow!
Grab a bag of colorful fruit loops for this simple rainbow busy bag!
Roll, count and build a rainbow using fruit loops (you can use buttons or pompoms or any other type of manipulative if you don’t have fruit loops).
Building a rainbow with pony beads with let kids work on their fine motor skills.
Activities with fuzzy pom poms are always a favorite around here and we don’t doubt your kids will love making a rainbow with them (with free printable)!
Magnetic rainbow sticks allow kids to learn about shapes in fun and playful way.
Pasta and egg carton are main parts of this simple rainbow sorting busy bag.
Popsicle sticks are one of our favorite items for play. They are so versatile! And we love how they are used in this rainbow pockets busy bag.
Learn to count with these lovely rainbow puzzles (free printable).
This rainbow busy bag is a perfect workout for little fingers.
Explore light with rainbow prism busy bag.
Make a felt rainbow busy bag kids can use over and over again to build a rainbow.
Another way to make felt rainbow busy bag.
BUG BUSY BAGS
Learn to count with this cute ladybug domino set (with free printable).
A butterfly counting activity is a fun way to learn to count.
Ladybugs are fun for practicing counting in this busy bag.
Make a beautiful butterfly symmetry busy bag.
Butterfly counting busy bag makes a wonderful counting game.
Print bug shadow matching game and turn it into a busy bag activity (with free printable)!
Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy building their own caterpillars after reading The Hungry Caterpillar.
Work on letter recognition with butterflies (with free printable).
OTHER SPRING THEMED BUSY BAGS
Match colored bunny tails in this cute busy bag.
Print any of these 6 Spring playdough mats (with free printable).
Count sheep with this adorable spring lamb busy bag.
Enjoy a number of different activities that promote math skills and literacy with kites!
Fill your busy bag with goodies for a Spring fairy theme.
Hairbands make for a calming busy bag for busy little fingers.
Egg cartons convert into cute Spring robins ready to be fed.
Grow My Garden busy bag is a cute creative activity.
Work on patterns with spring themed patterning cards (with free printable).
Busy bags are such a cute way to keep your toddler entertained while you’re out and about.
What are your favorite Spring-themed busy bag ideas? We’d love to hear yours.
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.