Thursday, February 25, 2016

Punch by Number Busy Bag

I made 17 Busy Bags for our trip from Trans continental trip to Chile. These were used *a lot* and some of these bags are still around! So this busy bag is a lil addition to the list. 


Cut random strips of paper and write a number on one side. Keep these strips with cute little paper punches in a small zipper bag or tray. 


When your kid needs to be kept "busy", give him this bag. He/she has to punch by number. i.e. 9 punches on the strip with number 9!

That's it! Let 'em punch away to glory! Punch with a purpose!

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  1. What a cute idea! My kids love using my punches already, and this will be a great learning activity for them!

  2. Such a simple idea, but I love it. And I think my little man would, too.

  3. What a fun idea! I bet the kiddos love it! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  4. Thank you for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! Hope to see you again next week! Have a wonderful week!

  5. What a great idea! My girls love to use the hole puncher! I'm adding this to my list of busy work for her during our homeschool days. Thanks for sharing at Mama Moments Monday.

  6. Haha, before I saw the photo I was thinking this game sounded quite violent but perhaps a good way to release travelling stress :-D


    1. I know right! I guess a 'punch' i.e. the instrument u punch holes with may be called something else in different parts of the world!

  7. lol! I've done that with my kid too! here, take grandpa's scissors and go cut some grass :D

  8. Awesome idea! Great for energetic kiddos :)

  9. This is great! My 3yo would love this activity! Thanks for sharing at the Laugh and Learn linky. I'll be featuring your post this week. :)

  10. Thanks you all for your encouraging comments! :)