This week we are featuring TONS of Invitations to Play that you can put into a paper bag. We have used these for a Christmas countdown activity in the past to  count down to Christmas each day of the December Holidays your children can open a bag and enjoy something fun to do together…but it works great as a quiet time activity too! invitation to play, bag, activities for kids

DIY Activity Bag Ideas for Kids

  1. Sandpaper + Crayons + White Shirt = Wearable art.
  2. Straw + Tape + Bubble “Juice” = Straw Bubble Shooter.
  3. Tin Foil + Sharpie Markers = Reflective Art.
  4. Tape Measure + List = Math & Measuring Fun
  5. Scissors + White Paper = Paper Snowflakes
  6. Baking Soda + Cornstarch + water = Homemade Model Magic
  7. Rice + Rubbing Alcohol + Food Dye = Colorful Rice.
  8. Three Colors of Chalk + Sunny Day = Out door Twister Game.
  9. Painters Tape + Walls = Indoor Obstacle Course
  10. Velcro + Craft Sticks = Homemade Fun.
  11. Marbles = Play Marbles.
  12. Crayon bits + Ice cube tray = New Colorful Crayons
  13. Painters Plastic + Tape = Big Bubble Play
  14. Tin Juice Lids + Nail + Hammer = Punched Tin Art.
  15. Paper Towels + Food Dye + Water = Tie Dye Towels
  16. Handful of Pennies + Baggie + Water = Buoyancy experiments.
  17. Cork + Needle + Thread =   Handmade Necklace.
  18. Pipe Cleaners + Mirror = Pipe Cleaner Disguises
  19. Bubble “Juice” + Yarn + Chopsticks = Giant Bubble Maker
  20. Shaving Cream + Bathtub = Bath Paint.
  21. Marshmallows + Toothpicks = Edible Architecture.
If you are making them for a countdown to Christmas, here is a peek at what ours looked like! Activities for kids - in a bag Happy linking up activities for kids. These become our fodder for facebook wall features, pins to our boards, blog post round-ups and much more!! By linking up you are giving us permission to feature and attribute you.

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We have so many great ideas to make the best busy bags for your little one. Or do you need more quiet activities for kids <–check this out!

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  1. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more
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  2. Putting such great activities into paper bags. What a fantastic idea Rachel. Love this roundup. xoxo P