This clip counting busy bag has a fun Fall theme. Children can identify the number on the acorn and clip the sides to it. Perfect as a busy bag or for a table tray.
Busy bags are truly a life saver for moms at home or out and about with their kids. We use busy bags in church, doctor’s offices, quiet time at home and more! They can also be used as quiet table work in preschool classrooms. This Fall counting busy bag has numbered acorn foam sheets and leaves on mini clothespins for counting and number identification practice.
Fall Clip Counting Busy Bag for Kids
If you are a parent or a teacher, you know how un-fun waiting is for kids. Especially if you have to wait somewhere quietly. We dread these moments and often can’t wait for them to be over.
Busy bags are truly life savers in these situations. The other week I had a PTA meeting at my kids’ school. I had to bring my 4 year old with me and new that I needed to pay attention and participate in the meeting and I had no idea how he was going to decide to behave that day.
I opened the bin and filled my purse with busy bags for the season and that were appropriate for his age as we have developed quite a collection at this point. THEY WORKED. I didn’t hear a sound out of him the entire meeting. And, as we packed up he was very excited about the spider and spiderweb matching and various busy bag felt creations he had made. Phew.
What you need for the Fall Counting Busy Bag
We found all of the items needed at our local Dollar Store, but you could easily make any of the materials by cutting an acorn shape out of a felt square, and attaching some felt leaves to mini clothespins with hot glue.
- acorn foam sheets
- mini leaf clothespins
- black permanent min
- bin or zippered pouch to make a busy bag
How to use the Counting Busy Bag
Write the numbers 1-10 on the acorn foam sheets and add dots or other small designs to help kids count to identify the number. Remember, when making busy bags, while they are good for learning, you want an activity that your child can do independently and quietly.
Because of this, I like to give them all of the tools necessary to decode something if they need help or get stuck.
Place the leaf clips next to the acorns and allow your child to match the number of leaves to the number on the acorn.
We use our busy bags as table work together, and also as busy bags on the go.
I love this handy bin with the separate compartment on the side for materials such as this. A tray is perfect for playing with a busy bag on a table or on the floor. Then, tuck all of the materials in a zippered pouch and take it on the go with you.
How will you play with the counting busy bag? Have fun learning!
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