Busy bags for toddlers and preschoolers do just that. It’s a bag of goodness that keeps your little one busy for at least 15 minutes and hopefully more.

Because honestly isn’t 15 minutes all we need sometimes to get dishes put away, some work done or a phone call made.

But what I mostly love about busy bags is that they don’t just keep your child busy. They are a way to foster independent play while also encouraging discovery and learning.

Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite busy bags from my amazing blogging friends.

They range from Busy Bags for Airplane Rides to Educational Busy Bags and more!

We are preparing for baby #2 and these bags of gold are what I’m preparing to help my toddler play independently while I’m figuring out how to be a mom to two. You can pray for me or send advice or both!

I hope these busy bag ideas help you navigate through your day and provide a little more sanity.

If you’re needing more structure to your day go check out my Toddler Schedule and Routines post to tame the chaos.

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Awesome Busy Bags for Toddlers

I’ve broken down the busy bags for toddlers into five categories so you can quickly find the ones you need!

  1. Toddler Busy Bags for Airplane Rides
  2. Dollar Store Busy Bags
  3. Busy Bag Printables
  4. Montessori Busy Bags
  5. Educational Busy Bags

Feel free to scroll down to the category that interests you most. Or, just take a gander through all of them because they’re awesome!

1. Toddler Busy Bags for Airplane Rides

Busy Bags for Long Airplane Rides from Marcie in Mommyland

Travel Busy Bags from Urban Mom Tales

Entertaining Travel Busy Bags from Urban Mom Tales

Easy Airplane Activities for Toddlers from Busy Toddler

Related: Toddler Restaurant Kit (so you can dine out in peace)

2. Dollar Store Busy Bags

$1 and Under Busy Bags from Little House Living

Busy Bags on a Budget from Extremely Good Parenting

60 Busy Bags for $12 from Connie Deal

3. Busy Bag Printables

20 Free Printable Busy Bags from Coffee Cups and Crayons

Play Dough Printable Activity Mats from Mother’s Niche

4. Montessori Busy Bags

No Prep On the Go Busy Bags from The Salty Mamas

Magnetic STEM Trays & Activity Bags from Living Montessori Now

5. Educational Busy Bags

DIY Foam Lacing Cards from Little Mager House

Shapes and Colors Busy Bag from Simple Play Ideas

Clothespin Counting from School Time Snippets

Nuts and Bolts Busy Bag from Preschool Powol Packets

Sticky Letters Busy Bag from Best Toys 4 Toddlers

I hope these busy bag ideas help you create some creative activities for your toddler that you can do at home or on the road!

My toddler experience has taught me that it’s always a wise move to have some activities prepared for those days that just go a little cray cray or that your idea pool runs dry.

You can also check out these indoor toddler activities that we love to do!

Thank you for taking the time to read this! And just in case no one has told you today…

YOU are an AMAZING mom!