Busy Bags For Preschooler’s (and more!)


I am jumping up and down with glee!  Little things in life make me so happy.  

I usually get more thrilled about sharing something with you, when I am living it – in- real-life.  What is going to make my life a little a lot easier now?

WHY?  Because we have ALWAYS had a toddler, baby or pre-schooler in our family while we are schooling.  Today was the first day of school ( homeschooling) for our home for this year.  We have been homeschooling since our oldest was four, ( or 2, as most home schoolers would say), and I have encountered the same situations the first week of school – every year.

Yes.. you guessed it… not the easiest mix, and very frustrating at times.

Here is ONE of the solutions that a great friend reminded me of today.  Something we have used in the past, and I have let go by the wayside.  Tsssk… tsssk.


You can create your own, have a busy bag swap, or keep a neat tote to rotate.

Be sure to mark/label the age appropriate bags   ( safety for choking hazards, etc.)

You can go simple and store your activities in Heavy duty Zipper Bags, or a Basic Plastic Bag.

Either way – what a huge relief for MOM!

Here are a few of my absolute favorites for the PRE-K Age group…(You can click on the picture for more details).








Sponge Towers












Source: tottreasuresnorthbay.blogspot.com via Lindsay on Pinterest

Tomorrow, I will share links for:

– Your own Busy Bag Swap

– Great Resources for Bags, and Busy Bag Items

– Other Age Category Activity Bag Ideas

Isn’t this the greatest relief for mom’s – homeschooling, on a plane, in a meeting, at church, or the Dr.’s office?

I would love to hear your own Activity/Busy Bag Ideas here !  Please share?


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  • Reply
    Misty Krasawski
    September 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Oooooh, hurrah! Love these ideas, and know I need more “things to do” for my littlest guy! Thank you sweet girl. Sharing this link next week as one of my favorite things! 🙂

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      September 6, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Hi Misty!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope your homeschooling days are going well this year!  Thank you for sharing this.  Hugs! 🙂

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    September 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, September! I have been at such a loss for for 5 year old while teaching the older kids this week.

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    Jenilee Goodwin
    September 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    oh… I need stuff like this for Abby! Maybe a little older activities but she would do really well with this!

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    InPursuit MyQuest
    April 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    What a great ideas for busy bags. Thanks for sharing!

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