We love a good busy bag, and holiday themed busy bags are such fun! I recently made a Glitter Christmas Tree Busy Bag that has my kids working on fine motor skills, while decorating a sparkly Christmas tree!
Cut a tree shape from glitter paper and use it as a stencil to cut the same tree shape from posterboard or the back of a cereal box. Glue the paper to the posterboard, You could just use the glitter paper, but it will be sturdier with the backing.
Then I used a screwdriver to poke holes in the tree. O got out some wrapping paper ribbon to lace through the holes. To keep the ribbon from shredding I rolled the end of it and taped it with clear tape.
Add in ribbons with different colors for more fun! Sometimes I tape one end of the ribbon to the back of a lacing toy, so the whole ribbon doesn’t come out and frustrate little fingers trying to restart the whole thing.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Gingerbread Man Shape Matching Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering
Christmas Counting Busy Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Decorate a Play Dough Christmas Tree Play Kit // Mama. Papa. Bubba.
Gingerbread Button Counting Busy Bag // Wildflower Ramblings
Snowman Busy Bag // Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Reusable Christmas Sticker Busy Bag // Still Playing School
Christmas Posting Busy Bag // Adventures of Adam
Christmas Tree Busy Bag // The Pleasantest Thing
Christmas Jingle Bells Fine Motor Busy Bag // Sugar Aunts
Printable Mix and Match Christmas Puzzles // Itsy Bitsy Fun
Christmas Chocolate Maker Busy Bag // Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Printable Q-tip Snowflakes // Playdough to Plato
Candy Cane Stripe Counting // Preschool Inspirations
An Early Reader Christmas Busy Bag // The Educators’ Spin on It