make sure to enter for a free busy bag at the end!!!
oh lord, if you don’t know what a busy bag is… get on it. i swear by them. they keep little toddlers busy for about 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on what you put in and how old your child is. i keep these in the car, in our home and in the stroller. many parents will only use these busy bags for when they go to a restaurant w little ones but i use these babies EVERYWHERE~~even at home!
when i have to clean or cook and i need C to be occupied for 30 minutes, i just whip one of these babies out and she will play just outside the kitchen area where i can see her. it keeps her happy and i get a few moments to tackle something on my list without her crawling all over me.
- blank paper/coloring book + crayons
- toy cars or dolls
- small toys that C gets in gift bags from parties
- barrel of slime and play-doh
- different textures objects
- books (c loves ones with flaps and textures)
- small wiffle balls + straws (like this one)
- lacing bead games (like this one)
- buckle toy (like this one)
and SOOOO much more. i recommend going to Daiso or the local dollar store and picking up some small items. you keep them in an easy bag/pouch and pull them out whenever you need. i personally make 5-6 different ones so that C doesn’t get tired of them and I can keep adding new things as we buy them or receive them as gifts. when i know i’ll be out all day, i make sure to grab 2-3 so that i can space them out and keep her attention throughout the day. it sounds like a lot of prep work but i swear it’s worth it. just having things ready to go can be REALLY helpful when you’re in an unexpected, non-kid-friendly location. for more busy bag ideas click here, here, here and here.
NOW, for the fun part! as i made a ton of busy bags for the upcoming holidays (and travel~ post on that coming soon), i thought it would be fun to give some away to my friends and readers! =) all you have to do is subscribe to markel + me and leave a comment below. i’ll be giving away 2 busy bags. if you want to win another chance at the busy bags please go to instagram @littlelottieblair and look at the post on busy bags there. =) YAYYYY hopefully your little one will love it as much as C!