Just a bit excited about today's post!
I've done a few Busy Bags in the past for other people and groups, but never really got around to playing with them more. Now Master J is a big 3 year old I'm finding these little bags of goodness to be really fantastic for entertaining him, while also being educational!
Right now we're all about colours, and so I thought I'd make some little colour related games for him.
This one has the added bonus of engaging their fine motor skills threading the beads too. We gave it a burl, and it got a toddler tick of approval!
It's super easy to do too! I've included the file in this post for you to download for free, to make your own little bead threading boats! The file has the 6 coloured boats that Master J has been playing with, and an additional 9 boats with numbers on them (1-9), for older kids who are learning to count!
Access to a printer
1: Print out the file, you can download the filer HERE
2: Cut out the boats.
3: Laminate the squares, and cut them out of the laminate.
4: Place a hole in the side with the hole punch.
5: Loop the pipe cleaner through the hole, then twist to join both sides together. These can be as long or short as you like.
6: Grab the beads and play!
I hope you guys enjoyed this little busy bag! Let me know how your kiddoes go with it!