This color match busy bag is great for buying yourself some time and occupying your toddler or preschooler!
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To make this busy bag we used:
- Colour cards free printable – download yours from the Craftulate then print them onto white card
- Scissors or guillotine
- Colorful items – we used a mix of craft supplies including pom poms, craft sticks, plastic jewels, straws, feathers, beads and squares of construction paper
Print out your template and cut out the cards – I used a guillotine because my ability to cut in a straight line isn’t exactly legendary! Place them in a bag and collect items of the six different colors: blue, yellow, green, red, purple and orange.
I personally find the best way to get my son interested in an activity like this is to leave it out on the floor for him to find. F set out the cards and started placing the items. He placed one item on the card, then decided that they should sit above the card.
After a while he decided he needed some trains, probably remembering our Train Color Sorting activity that I had actually forgotten about! Or maybe just because he likes trains. 🙂
He wasn’t happy that there wasn’t a black card, so as I had some to hand I cut some out for him. Then he wasn’t happy that it didn’t say a word on it – man he can be demanding! Soon after he also requested a brown card, so I gave in and quickly adapted the cards so that there were brown and black too. THEN he was happy!
I didn’t mind that he changed the activity from my original idea because it kept him busy and he used his own ideas. Don’t forget to grab your FREE printable – with the original six colours plus brown and black!