Most busy bags are geared toward toddlers - 2's and 3's. As I was searching Pinterest, I had a difficult time finding busy bags for my boys, who are almost 5 and almost 7. I really wanted to make some busy bags for them, because I'm starting a new curriculum with my older three kids. This curriculum requires more teacher-involvement than what we've been using, and I thought busy bags would be a great way to buy me some quiet time to teach. I plan to set a timer for ten minutes for some bags, and 20 minutes for others - depending on how long each activity should hold their attention.
I've started making some busy bags this week. I figured I would use this hotel-time wisely and get a head start on lesson planning and organizing! Here are some busy bags I made for my boys. Some of the activities are for 1st graders, while others are for preschool to kindergarten age.
I have several more ideas for busy bags, and when I get them put together, I will post them!