Here are 30 easy busy bag ideas to help you fly through! Busy bags are amazing for long waiting periods! Recently, we spent over five hours waiting in a hospital. I am proud to say we survived it with minimal tears, arguments, and everyone left tired but happy. When I found out I was going to have to entertain my kids for such a long period of time, I quickly came up with some ideas, I knew would help entertain them for hours.
These ideas are based off of quick options without having to create a crafty busy bag/book. Some of these ideas you might already have around the house!
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- Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Marker Sets
- Melissa and Doug Water Wow
- Scratch and Sketch Activity Books
- Crayons and Coloring Books
- Large Wooden Beads with String
- Flash Cards
- Any Book
- I Spy Books
- Tattoos with a Bottle of Water
- Shoe String with Cardboard Cutouts
- Pinchers with Small Items to Grab
- Toy Cars
- Baby Doll with Clothing
- Barbie Doll with Clothing
- Wikki Stix
- Pipe Cleaners
- Melissa and Doug Reusable Sticker Pads
- Card Games
- Magnetic Doodle Drawing Board
Bag Free Ideas
- Nursery Rhymes
- I Spy
- Simmon Says
- Sing Songs
- Thumb Wars
Additional Busy Bag Tip
If you have more than one child I would consider creating your busy bag with duplicates! If you have two or more of everything in the bag than you will be less likely to run into sibling conflicts! After begin stuck in one area for a long period of time, the last thing you want to deal with is your children fighting over one toy!
What are some of the items you find useful during a long waiting period? Tell me in the comments below!