Craft sticks and velcro, these can be arranged to make shapes and letters (great busy bag idea!)

Teaching shapes using popsicle sticks.....number represent the number of each shape's sides (ie: square has 4 sides)

Free set of 12 printable popsicle stick puzzles/pattern sheets for pre-school workbox

Cut up pipe-cleaners and place them in a bottle. Use a magnet to manipulate them. Kids will stay busy for hours! My boys love magnets

Color matching popsicles play - how cute!

busy bags

Marble Races with a cheap pool noodle (kids would be occupied for hours.)

A simply DIY game, able to be differentiated- can identify letter to keep stick, can identify sound to keep stick, or can find upper-lower case matches to keep. Object: end up with the most sticks. :)

Moonsand = 8 cups flour + 1 cup baby oil.... I make this for the kids all the time and they love it!

Honey Bear Sticks and Stones - Fine Motor Busy Bag | Curious Minds Busy Bags

DIY Toddler Activities - craft sticks and Velcro dots... "Busy bag"

Popsicle Puzzles

Scrabble letters to build first words. Good for quiet time :)

These 12 catapult crafts are so fun your kids won't even realize they're learning physics when they make them!

Playing Corners - active game for practicing colors, letters, shapes, or numbers!

How much fun would this be

4 cups sand + 2 cups cornflour + 1 cup of water = moon sand! Who knew? we love moonsand!

busy bag ideas

Popsicle Sticks - Make Your Own Popsicle - 20 Striped Sticks. Popsicle Party Ideas. Summer Party Ideas. #popsicleparty #summerparty #poolparty #popsicle

Shapes popsicle sticks