If you are not already familiar with toddler “busy bags” I suggest you do so soon. They are self contained activities kept in plastic ziploc bags that your toddler can get out and play with on their own without making a giant mess. It’s a great tool to use when you need some time to get things done without being interrupted, such as cleaning, doing your make up, or simply taking a quiet moment to yourself. They are also inexpensive and easy to make, which is always a plus! Here are 10 great ideas for toddler busy bags.
1. Construction Paper Painting
Kids love to paint, but let’s be honest, letting them paint is very stressful for us moms. Instead of using paint and white paper, give your toddler some colored construction paper, some paint brushes and a little container with water in it. They can dip the paint brush into the water, then paint on the construction paper. The water will make the construction paper darker where they paint. Your little one will think they are painting without creating all the mess.