In my search I have found very few attempts promising, but I will share what has "worked" for my Little Guy so far.
Little Guy does the dishes:
Little Guy does a Lego Quest: (Vessel)
Giving him a Lego Quest assignment also proved to be entertaining and kept Little Guy busy for about 45 minutes! It doesn't sound like much time, but when you are being interrupted every 5-10 minutes, 45 minutes of focused time is something to get excited about! If you are unsure what a Lego Quest is all about click the link above and you can follow our Lego Quest journey.
So far these two activities have had the best results, but I am still at work experimenting what will hold Little Guys attention the longest. I would love to hear your ideas and comments below.
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I had some suggestions for busy bags, so I thought I'd give it a try. I haven't been to the store to get all the supplies that I need to create the busy bags I have in my head, but those are coming in the future. Here are some picks of what we put together to get started with busy bags.
For this busy bag I used a piece of card stock and I drew a parking lot on one side.
I put 3 hot wheels cars in the bag.
Little Guy really likes this bag :)
The cars are having a wreck of course!
On the other side of the card stock I drew a race track.
In this bag I kept it simple with a variety of sticker sheets, crayons, and pieces of copy paper cut in fourths.
I had these on hand an put them in a bag, but if you wanted to recreate them you could do it with star stickers instead of dots and any other type of sticker to replace the ladybugs. You could write the numbers or you could use number stickers.
I also had this cute Monster Match game of hand from one of the kids magazines, but if you are crafty you could make some just like it.
At the risk of sounding cheap and repetitive.....I had these on hand too! Somehow putting all these items we already had in a "busy bag" made them new and exciting.
The idea for this bag is making coin rubbing designs. Coins, crayons, and paper is all you need.
I had some sea creatures, but nothing to go with them. I used card stock to make a play mat, boat, fishing pole, and some clouds.
And here it is all put away in the bag.
If you're like me and can't run out to the store every time you get an idea, I hope this will inspire you to dig up what you already have around the house and make it new.