October 20, 2013

Preschool Busy Bag Swap

A couple years ago, I hosted a toddler busy bag swap and it was a hit. The girls still play with some of those old busy bags. So it was time to do another one for the preschool age with moms from my local MoM (Moms of Multiples) group. We swapped last night and the girls spent all morning testing out some of the busy bags. I am so excited to have 18 fun new activities to pull out when we are stuck inside this winter. 

Zara and the felt cupcakes

Lexi

The swap loot

Zara and the number wheel, Lexi and the block puzzles and plenty of bedhead to spare. 

In case anyone is interested, the table below shows the busy bags our group made and the links to the idea. If you ever have the chance to participate in this type of swap, do it!

Suggested ActivitiesLink
Number Wheelhttp://moneysavingmom.com/2011/08/busy-bag-idea-number-wheel.html
Bean sortinghttp://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/bean-sorting/
Bead stringing (pasta/foam/plastic)http://www.mynameissnickerdoodle.com/2010/02/colors.html
Double Trouble Shapeshttp://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/preschool-activity-bag-double-trouble-shapes/
A-Z Clothespin Matchuphttp://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2010/06/z-review-clothespin-match-up.html
Felt cupcake kithttp://moneysavingmom.com/2011/07/free-cupcake-busy-bag-instructions-and-pattern-download.html
Magnetic paper clip sortinghttp://calminthemidstofcrazy.blogspot.ca/2013/07/preschool-busy-bag-swap.html?m=1
Homemade playdough w/ activity matshttp://planetoftheapels.blogspot.com/2011/09/busy-bag-swap-day-5-playdough-mats_05.html
Lacing Cardshttp://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com/2009/06/tutorial-dozen-animal-sewing-cards.html
Felt Fishinghttp://calminthemidstofcrazy.blogspot.ca/2013/07/preschool-busy-bag-swap.html?m=1
Paint sample card matchinghttp://totschool.shannons.org/matching-color-shades/


Block puzzleshttp://allourdays.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Block-Puzzles-Busy-Bag.pdf
Geo Linkshttp://www.walkingbytheway.com/blog/geo-links-preschool-busy-bag/

Texture card match-uphttp://mysmallpotatoes.com/2012/07/21/a-busy-bag-round-up/

Popsicle stick shapeshttp://totschool.shannons.org/popsicle-stick-shapes/
Pattern caterpillarshttp://www.growinginprek.com/mathcenter.htm

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