With Bee in JK I’ve noticed she’s ready to learn…all. the. time. She is curious about everything and asks questions non stop. It’s nice to know she has the eagerness to learn, but it can be difficult to keep her challenged and entertained. This is why I enjoy having several Busy Bags around the house, and there are lots of fun and easy no sew busy bag ideas you can create. This week we are trying out a Cupcake Busy Bag, this bag is great for her age group because there are several different challenges we can focus on, making this bag fun for days.
Busy Bag Idea For Fine Motor Skills and Counting – Making Cupcakes
Check out the video Kate has put together on how to use this awesome busy bag.
This bag can help exercise fine motor skills by picking up the small pieces and placing them on their cupcakes. Since fine motor skills develop slowly, practicing them is important and activities like this is a great way to do that!
This bag is also great for identifying shapes and colours. Some ways to keep this busy bag going are to ask your child to pic out specific colours or shapes and top their cupcake with only those, or ask them what colours and shapes they are picking as they go.
Another fun activity to do with this Cupcake Busy Bag is to introduce or practice simple math concepts. For example, place 5 ’sprinkles’ on your cupcake and take 2 away, then ask your child how many are left.
Creating this Busy Bag is easy!
All you need for this busy bag is different colours or felt and scissors. You can make a template out of cardboard or just free hand them.
Bee really enjoys this busy bag, with all the scenarios to accomplish she dives in and stays focused! This Cupcake Making game is also a great way for Bee to unwind and transition to ‘home mode’ after school, because for us, that is a challenge. Having a quiet activity on hand is important and this is one of her favourites.
If you like this busy bag be sure to check out Little Miss Kate’s Easy No-Sew Busy Bag Idea – Velcro Popsicle Sticks and Pattern Matching with Foam Butterflies. These activities are easy to make and can keep your child entertained for a while. They are great for on the go, doctor’s appointments or at home while you make dinner! See more tutorial videos here.
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