I love busy bags (if you've not heard of them they're as described - a bag of goodies to keep your little ones busy). They always provide a bit of distraction and something new when tempers fray or I'm in an environment where the kids need to keep occupied like in a restaurant. Plus, I love that I can just pick them up and go. There are heaps of ideas for busy bags online, like on my busy bag pinboard as well as on these sites which were inspiration for these clothes peg busy bags - Homeschooling in the rose garden, Planet of the Apels and Second Story Window.
For this I used my star puncher on paint chips to make these, putting one star on a peg and one on the paper which I then laminated.
Here it is in action with Champ colour matching the pegs to the paper stars. It took a bit of practise for him to be able to squeeze the pegs, but he's got it now. Yes, he is sat in his little brother's highchair - don't ask!
And, here it is in its little bag. All packed and ready to go.
I was then chatting to my sisters about busy bags and they've both since made some. Auntie B made these two, the number wheel above and the colour pegs below. The colour matching was particularly easy she just used a bit of cereal packet for the card and then coloured in the pegs. Her tip if you want to copy this one is to leave a bigger space after the word so that when you clip the peg on it doesn't cover up the writing.
Here's Bud using the number wheel, he found this one a bit more challenging than the colours.
Another great idea is to do a mini clothes line with pegs in a busy bag - one for the future for us!