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

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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