When we lived in Texas I did a busy bag swap with some friends in our neighborhood where we each made 10 bags of our particular activity, swapped them at the party, then came home with 10 different bags. It was an awesome way to not only get ideas for fun things to do with Arden, but also to come home with all of the supplies we needed right there. Basically, whatever mom came up with this idea is a genius!
We were so excited to receive a package in the mail from Natalie and Blair…especially since we know from experience that Blair sends the best gifts! 😉 Arden still plays with the baby booster seat from our holiday gift exchange pretty much daily!
And once again, sweet little Blair did not disappoint! In the package were three different felt sequencing games…pizza, ice cream, and cupcakes. Arden ate it up…almost literally 😉
First we started with the pizza…
At first she just wanted to count the pieces of cheese (the girl loves her cheese), but once I showed her the order that everything went on the crust, she was all about trying to do it herself from the beginning.
At the end of every activity she would say, “we did it! hooray!”
Next it was on to ice cream color matching. I mean, how cute are these?!
Lastly, we made some pretty little cupcakes, which were probably the biggest hit of all.
Now I hope you’ll hop on over to the other ladies’ blogs to see what they received….and if you’ve got a busy bag idea of your own to share, we’d love for you to join us next Tuesday (9/16) for a link up! We’ll all be posting about the bags that we made and instructions for putting them together. I can’t wait to see all the creative ideas out there!
E Hayes says
Love this! The ice cream cones are so cute, love the little drips! I have a crazy stash of felt from when I had the grand idea of sewing felt food that still has never been done. Maybe I'll try to get some of these finally put together!
hello erin says
OMG. I'd play with that. It's the cutest!! Those ice cream cones!! I melt!!
the girl in the red shoes says
Oh my word. She went all out! LOVE it!
I think I'm picking up some felt today–SO FREAKIN CUTE! Love those 'cuppie' cakes!!
Ashley @ Words About Waverly says
SO much fun!!!! Love these!
Sara McCarty says
WOW! She did such a great job! I love all three of these activities! What great ideas and so much fun!
Katie Schultz says
New follower b/c of this great idea! Can't wait to get going on some busy boxes for my 2 year old!
I am so doing this!! Thank you! Ps where did you get the rug that the table is on?
Ali Moore says
Such a great idea!!
OMG! The cupcakes! So cute!
Aw SO glad she liked them! Also we were excited to draw Arden because she and Blair are at such similar stages! I also made a set for Blair. 🙂
Jordan Taylor says
This is seriously the cutest thing! Thanks for posting this!!
Julia Goolia says
Holy moly, so freaking cute! And your little girl is seriously the cutest.
Colleen Sullivan says
What a beautiful activity to play with! So much fun and creativity to be had 🙂 Arden is the cutest little girl and I love that she asked you to sing her happy birthday — I just love watching their personalities bloom!
Such a great idea! I've been on maternity leave so not reading tons of blogs so I'm not sure if you've talked about this lately, but where did you get your area rug in that room. I just love it!
Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] says
I'm gonna have to bookmark all of these! Such cute ideas. That smile too!
Such great ideas. I love the cupcake one. I'm going to have to make those.