Busy Bags Series

We’ve kicked off the launch of our new domain name with a new blog series about Busy Bags! As we complete an “unboxing”, per say, of a new busy bag activity I’ll link each post to this page for a handy little reference. Look for a new Busy Bag post in between our regular Tot School posts about every other week! If you missed our post explaining busy bags, here’s an excerpt:

So what exactly are those busy activities I’m referring too? Do a quick search on Pinterest and you may just fall down the rabbit hole like I did. There are literally thousands of different ideas for busy activities for toddlers out there, and this Mama may or may not have pinned or saved most of them! I am not joking when I say you need a separate email account for all the freebies you can get by just signing up for a blog’s email (most freebies require you do this). And apparently there is such a thing as busy bag exchange parties? Sign us up please! One thing you will notice while looking for these activities is the different variations for how these activities are stored…whether it be busy bags, busy bins, or even busy binders! Regardless of the organizational method what all these things have in common is this: all these activities are designed for little ones to tinker, explore, and learn independently (or with your assistance) by using different manipulatives, toys, printables, etc. Also, these activities are designed to be used at home, in the car, at the doctor’s office or wherever your little learner or you desires! Grace loves having something to do at all times and enjoys active and play based learning, so busy activities are right up her alley.

You can find the full post here.

I’ve categorized our activities into four themes: Letters, Numbers, Colors, and Shapes, along with a Miscellaneous section. Happy browsing!

Letters

Numbers

  • Magnetic Number Match
  • Watermelon Seed Counting
  • Number Formation Cards
  • Number Clip Cards
  • Number Fence
  • Number Swat
  • Hungary Caterpillar Number Games & Days of the Week
  • Seasons Match Up
  • Duck Pond Counting
  • Build an Ice Cream Cone Number Match

Shapes

  • Shape Clip Cards
  • Popsicle Stick Shape Puzzles
  • Shape Swat
  • Feed Cookie Monster Shape Cookies Game
  • Velcro Shapes Match
  • Shape Pattern Sticks
  • Red Light / Green Light
  • Block Patterns

Colors

  • Color Clip Cards
  • Mickey/Minnie Color Swat
  • Gumball Spin & Cover
  • Popsicle Stick Patterns
  • Muffin Tin Color Sort
  • Velcro Brown Bear Color Match
  • Button Pattern Sticks

Miscellaneous

  • Princess Puzzles
  • Matching Socks
  • Travel Felt Board
  • Finger Puppet Scenes
  • Fruit Slices Match Up
  • Foam & Velcro Links

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If you’d like to see a sample of how I currently plan out themes for a week check out the Tot School Schedule 🍒 v2.0 page!

You can see a list of our 2020 Tot School Themes 🐝 here.

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You can still see our original Tot School Schedule by visiting the Tot School Schedule 🍍 v1.0 page.

You can also see a list of last year’s themes on the 2019 Tot School Themes ☂️ page.

You can find all our daily songs, their tunes and lyrics by visiting our Tot School Songs 🎵 page.

Want even more resources for Tot School? Check out our Tot School Resources Page 📚 for some of our favorites!

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