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Old 07-12-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Question anyone ever participate in a busy bag swap?

just curious... a friend is starting one and I'm super excited about it.. just trying to come up with what I'll make as my swap.


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Old 07-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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Yes! DD loves her busy bags, but she doesn't get to play with them often because DS tries to eat the pieces.

I made a folder game from an activity I found online called "How Many Windows". I want to say it came from either 2 Teaching Mommies or 1+1+1=1... can't remember for sure though, and can't check my favorites on the mobile.

Some of our favorites we received were the build a snowflake activity, make a playdough face, and stringing beads on pipe cleaners.

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Re: anyone ever participate in a busy bag swap?

Pinterest! So many great ideas

It really is determined by the age range. There are mounts of ideas if you search busy bags or images of busy bags. Do you have something in mind?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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Re: anyone ever participate in a busy bag swap?

Definitely pinterest. Depending on what your talents are, you can also search etsy for children's games and adapt to be cheaper (Use dollar store foam board instead of wood to cut shapes, empty applesauce jars with rice to make Ispy instead of fabric/vinyl bags and polystyrene beads, packing tape to laminate instead of using a laminating machine). There are so many blogs too. We just starting compiling a bag, and have our first swap next week. Definitely a neat idea!
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