I know this is a little late in the season but busy bags are good year round. I was on pinterest and saw so many CUTE Fall Busy Bag ideas that I just had to share them.
I have been pinning ideas for the last 2 years or so. I keep finding new and innovative ways to use household items for educational activities. If you aren’t familiar with busy bags check out my Busy Bag 101 post to get you started on this educational craze.
While many of the activities shared throughout this post aren’t originally intended as busy bags they are easy to adapt. Think about printables that can be printed, laminated and placed in a busy bag for on the go. Anything with felt can be placed in a slim wipes container which has another background piece of felt glued in for a take along felt board. Really any activity can be turned into a busy bag or car school activity.
Seasonal Tic Tac Toe Board from Homeschool Creations is a fun activity using craft sticks and your chosen seasonal items for markers.
Thanksgiving Felt Board Play from Where Imaginations Grow helps grow imagination while learning basic History concepts.
Apple Busy Bags
A is for Apple Preschool and Kindergarten Free Printable Pack is a quick and easy busy bag activity from Our Country Road.
Free A Preschool Pack from Confessions of a Homeschooler offers all sorts of activities that could easily be used on trays or in busy bags.
Counting Apples would be fun, maybe even with apple jacks or cheerios.
Felt Apple Counters by 123 Homeschool 4 Me shares a really cute reusable activity.
Leaf Busy Bags
Sparkly Fall Leaves from Toddler Approved is a nice little craft for those glue loving kids.
A Fake Fall Leaves Activity from Chasing Cheerios is super simple but also great for babies and tots. Grad your fake leaves and a large mouth container and you are all set.
Leaf Button Snakes are a super fun way to learn button skills while playing with this activity found on Along the Way.
Q-tip Fall Leaf art from La Classe della Maestra Valentina might be a little messy but sure would be a fun and time consuming fine motor activity.
Pumpkin Busy Bags
Pumpkin Stained Glass are a great easy craft to use up scraps of tissue paper that I found on Here Come the Girls Blog.
Coffee Filter ‘Stained Glass’ Pumpkins from I can Teach My Child are great for those who have young children who like to color!
Pumpkin Concentration – Number Dots from Fuel the Brain make for a quick and easy printable to add into a busy bag with some counters like plastic pumpkins or pumpkin seeds.
Foam Pumpkin Puzzles are great to work on visual discrimination with the various line cuts found on Making Montessori Ours.
Felt Jack-o-Lantern Activity by Vixen Made is a super cute idea to talk about eyes, mouth, nose, and feelings while creating your own Jack-o-Lantern.
Turkey Busy Bags
Turkey Number Bond “Go Fish” Game from MPM School Supplies- cute way to work on counting and number recognition with the free printable activity.
Felt Button Turkey– grab your felt scraps, needle, thread, and some buttons to make this super cute idea from My Montessori Journey
Origami Turkeys from Let’s Explore are a great way to have your children get involved for decorating your Thanksgiving table.
Five Little Turkeys Glove Puppet from Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers is a fun craft for an adult to make and use to teach the poem Five Little Turkeys.