These free busy bag printables are a great way to keep kids busy at appointments, in the car, at restaurants, or during a church service. They are easy to set up and you can laminate them to use over and over again.
In my Toddler and Preschool Activity Facebook group, a common question has come up: how can I keep my little one busy during church service, car rides, or at appointments? I created these fun and free busy bag printables to help solve this problem.
I love creating and sharing fun printables (as well as easy recipes and activities like dot marker pages and sensory bins too)! If you need some more fun ideas then be sure to check out these free busy binder printables, pizza shapes match, farm animal dot marker pages, and road trip printables for preschoolers.
💭 Why you’ll love these printables
- They are so easy to bring along almost anywhere. You can leave them in your bag, purse, or car.
- They take up very little room. I designed these to fit in a pencil bag but you can also keep them in a small pencil box or Ziplock bag too.
- You can laminate them and use over and over again.
- You only need a dry erase marker for these (which is super easy to keep in the pencil bag).
📋 What is the difference in busy bags VS a busy binder?
These busy bag printables were designed to be more fun although there are some learning aspects to these busy bag printables including pre-writing, problem solving (puzzles), and they also require the use of fine motor skills.
These busy bag pages were designed to be used for younger kids (toddler and preschool age).
🖍️ Supplies needed
You will need a laminator, non-toxic dry erase marker, velcro dots, and a pencil bag.
🖨️ How to download and print
To download and print these free busy bag printable click the black download button below each photo.
Please remember that these printables are free for personal use only, no commercial reproduction of any kind is allowed.
⭐ What’s included?
There are 11 fun monster themed activities in this busy bag set.
These Monster themed puzzles are not only super cute but super fun for little ones.
Have your child draw a face for each monster with a non-toxic dry erase marker. Wipe clean to use again and again.
These shadow shape matching are a great way to keep kids busy.
Use these tracing printables with a non-toxic dry erase marker for your child to practice tracing. They are great to use over and over again.
✂️ How to set up
To use these printables, print them all in color, on portrait setting. Laminate all pages.
Cut the puzzles out and then cut them into the pieces. For the shapes, cut the rectangles out and add velcro dots to them. Then cut the corresponding shapes out and also add velcro dots to the back of them.
Cut the monster face and monster tracing pages out to use with a dry erase marker.
Store all of your busy bag printables in a small pencil bag or you could also use a Ziplock bag or pencil case too.
❤️ Other fun ideas:
If you tried these Busy Bag Printables or any other activity, printable, or recipe on my site, please let me know how it goes in the 📝 comments below. I would love to hear from you!