The Paperclip Colour Sorting Busy Bag

This busy bag is aimed at younger children, but older children can still get a kick out of playing with it.

What you will need:

  • Different coloured paper
  • Coloured paperclips
  • Bag

The basic idea is to sort the coloured paperclips to the corresponding paper (to make it more appealing I cut the paper into different shapes). Children can use their fine motor skills to slide the clips onto the shapes or they can make chains out of them and then outline the shapes, make their own patterns or even make a necklace with them.

Aids development of:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Cognitive skills by matching objects according to properties e.g. colour