As a mom, I find myself waiting a lot. Waiting at the pediatricians office. Waiting in line at the store. Waiting, waiting, waiting. In the meantime, I have a 5 year old who does not like to wait. He can be a bit impatient and gets bored rather easily. While I will admit, these are the times that I often resort to breaking out my iPhone or iPad so that he can play a game while we wait – I hate to always resort to electronics. That’s where a Busy Bag comes in very handy!
What’s a Busy Bag you ask? Well, it is a bag filled with a fun activity to keep your child entertained and happy – the bonus is that they can be very educational too! A fun and very easy Busy Bag to put together is a Froot Loops Necklace Busy Bag – the supplies are simple and affordable and the results are cute and tasty! Plus, kids can work on various skills such as color sorting and their fine motor skills.
It’s a perfect activity for kids ages 3 – 6 years old … even older kids may enjoy it!
As you can see, Lucas (5 years old) loved it!
Froot Loops Necklace Busy Bag
What You’ll Need
- Froot Loops
- Yarn, Twine or Elastic String
- Resealable ziptop baggie
Assembling the Busy Bag:
Precut yarn, twine, or elastic string in the length of a long necklace. Tie a Froot Loop to one end so that when your child goes to thread the necklace the cereal doesn’t fall off the string…
and wrap the other end with a small piece of tape so that it’s easier for your child to thread…
Put the prepared yarn, twine or elastic string and a big handful of Froot Loops in the Busy Bag.
Have your child thread the necklace until it is full of Froot Loops and then tie together to form a necklace. Then, let your child eat the necklace – yummy!