With two small kids nearly constantly in tow, I need to have a busy bag. On a recent trip to San Diego where I was going to meet up with family, including 2 other toddlers, I made sure that my busy bag was fully stocked. Most of these items can be found in the Dollar Section or Party Section of Target…
Fun plates and straws – for eating out at a restaurant, getting a child to sit still and pay attention to their food can be as easy as making the place setting a little more fun.
Chenille Stems (pipe cleaners) – bend them into springs or shapes, a fuzzy wire can entertain for hours. Especailly when combined with…
Fun Dough. Or any kind of Playdoh. Because all kids love things that squish.
Markers/Crayons and a coloring book. Or even better – a coloring puzzle.
Dot to Dot game. My 4-year old loves playing this with his dad.
Bubbles. Entertain a child in almost any environment.
Bath toys. I like tossing these in my busy bag when traveling because when all else fails, toss ’em in the tub with some bath toys, and kids will stay entertained for the better part of an hour.
That’s what I keep in my busy bag… what do you put in yours?