20 FREE Printable Busy Bags

Here are 20 free, printable busy bags full of fun kid’s activities! They are perfect for traveling, waiting, independent play, or quiet time. 

Busy Bags (or Activity Bags) are a popular item to make and use with toddlers and preschoolers while traveling, waiting, or during quiet time!

Busy Bags can be made from things you have on hand:

  • puzzles
  • printable activities
  • favorite books
  • paper punchers
  • stickers
  • highlighters
  • plastic animals or characters
  • games (Memory or Cards)
  • play dough
  • clipboard, paper, and pen

Busy Bags can be made from things you prepare ahead of time:

Here are 20 awesome, FREE Busy Bag activities that you can print for your toddler or preschooler.

Save time…just download, print, and play!

  1. Printable Play Dough Mats for Every Season (just add play dough)
  2. Counting Cookies 
  3. Magnetic Mr. Potato Head Printable from 2 Teaching Mommies
  4. Make shapes using Birthday Candles
  5. Printable Roads for Matchbox Cars from Crafty Kids Academy
  6. DIY Velcro Sticks and the Printable Idea Book to Copy and Create Designs from Living Life Intentionally
  7. Craft Stick Color and Pattern Matching Cards from The Connection We Share
  8. Count and Match with Printable Number Burgers
  9. Flower Matching Cards from Learn with Play at Home
  10. Printable Ice Cream Cone Games
  11. Create Silly Faces using the Printable from U Create Crafts
  12. Bug Color Matching
  13. Alphabet Magnet Matching Printable from The Intentional Momma
  14. Bug Shadow Matching from Busy Little Bugs
  15. Pig Shape Matching
  16. Dr. Seuss Hat Matching from Joyfully Weary
  17. DIY Sticker Puzzles (need stickers and printable)
  18. Lego Mystery Challenge (need a paper bag and a handful of Legos)
  19. Lego Copy and Build Printable Cards from Fun at Home with the Kids
  20. Printable Letter Tracing Cards from (scroll down)
  21. Printable Shape Memory Game from And We Play
  22. Color Matching Bugs and Flowers

Make sure to check out our other Busy Bag Ideas and more Busy Bags on Pinterest!


Free Printable Busy Bags for Kids


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  • Reply JDaniel4's Mom

    What a great resource list! I am off to check them out!

    July 22, 2014 at 10:46 am
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  • Reply Sarah

    A wonderful collection! I will enjoy these with my little fella!

    August 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply Emmanuel

    Great list of busy bag printables! Have you heard of Teacher Sherpa? It is a great resource for teachers and homeschoolers to create their own printables

    June 9, 2017 at 7:35 pm
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