This little busy bag is a fun activity to help with counting, colour matching and fine motor skills for young children.

You will need:

  • Mini Craft Pegs
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • 5 to 10 Popsicle sticks
  • Pens
  1. Paint each one a different colour and leave to dry. Once it is dry write a number at the bottom of the peg.
  2. Clip the right amount of pegs onto the popsicle sticks and paint the clips the same colour as their corresponding popsicle stick.

When it is ready, separate all the pegs from the sticks and let your little one put them back.

This activity may help with the development of:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Counting and number recognition



About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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