busy bags

Zentangles

Zentangles for Children

The Zentangles method is a fun and relaxing way to create images using structured patterns.  It is meant to help with lots of things, More

Tower of Hanoi: A logic puzzle for the whole family

Tower of Hanoi: A Logic Puzzle for the Whole Family

The Tower of Hanoi (also known as the Tower of Brahma or Lucas’ Tower) is a mathematical game that was invented by Edouard Lucas, More

hogwarts noughts and crosses

Hogwarts Noughts and Crosses Busy Bag

Yes, I know noughts and crosses can be played with just a pencil and paper, but it is still fun to make up a More

How to Make DIY Scratchboards

I remember when I was younger having one of those scratchboards that when you scratched the black covering off you got the vibrant colours More

Make Your Own Tangram for Hours of Fun with the Kids

Tangram puzzles are thought to have originated in China hundreds of years ago, they are still used today by children to aid creative learning. More

Fabric Sensory Tub for Toddlers

I know I have probably said it before, but one of BB’s favourite things to do is put items into containers and then pull More

Treasure Map

Recently I finished reading the Count of Monte Cristo (which is an incredible book if you are looking for your next read) that has More

tessellation busy bag

Tessellation Busy Bag

When I was in year 8, I remember going on an art trip to see an exhibition on tessellation. It was absolutely fascinating, especially More

origami flick football

How to Play Origami Flick Football

Have you seen Avengers Endgame?  At the beginning of the movie, you see Iron Man playing origami flick football with Nebula.  It is one More

little mouse busy bag

Little Mouse Busy Bag

I first came across the poem of Little mouse when i was flicking through Pinterest years and years ago.  It seemed very sweet, but More

Mosaic Play Dough Busy Bag

I have been thinking about doing something with mosaic tiles for a while now and have come up with a mosaic play dough busy More

Make Your Own Busy Bags

When it is time for me to get lunch or supper ready my charges will normally go and play with their kitchen in the More

mini zoo busy bag

Mini Zoo Busy Bag

Do you ever put off finishing a project and for a while, and then poof, years have gone by and you still haven’t completed More

Dot 2 Dot Printable Downloads

As the summer holidays are approaching I am beginning to get together some new activities and busy bags, as I know once the holidays start More

Magnetic Geometric Shapes

A DIY Magnetic Geometric Shapes Activity for Kids

As I was preparing everything for an upcoming holiday I started to take out some of our busy bags that we might need. It More

Counting with Clips Busy Bag

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

Popsicle Picture Puzzle

I have already done a popsicle puzzle for phonics and numbers as part of a busy bag, but for this one I stuck to More

Nanny Anita's Lacing Animal Bag

Practice Hand Control with This Fun Animal Lacing Busy Bag

On Pinterest I found this massive following of these “busy bags”.  The concept is not a new one, and is something that I have More

Disney Mr Potato Head Busy Bag

Disney Mr. Potato Head Busy Bag

I know that the Christmas holidays have just finished and now is probably not the best time to start a busy bag.  But the More

mini pick up sticks

Mini Pick Up Sticks Busy Bag

I’m so excited, in a few weeks we are off to LA!  Which means that I have started putting together a small collection of More

Marble Fabric Maze Game for Kids

Nanny Anita’s Marble Fabric Maze Game For Kids

These mazes are a wonderful addition to any busy bag collection and you can make them in various sizes and levels of difficulty.

how to play mancala

How to play Mancala

Mancala is a game that has been around for thousands of years.  It is believed to have originated in Africa or the Middle East. More

build your own cupcake busy bag

Build Your Own Cupcake Busy Bag

YC loves new activities so was thrilled to have a cupcake busy bag one to add to the rota. When I showed her it More

spinning top busy bag

Spinning Top Busy Bag

This busy bag is a nice simple and doesn’t take up too much room in your handbag.