I love this busy bag activity because children often get tired of practicing their spelling words, writing, and numbers with a pencil and paper. This busy bag activity provides children a hands on opportunity that is more fun and exciting. There are endless possibilities with the sandpaper yarn busy bag.
Materials: Sandpaper, duck tape, yarn
To Make: I laminated card-stock paper and then put the sandpaper on the laminated paper. This made the sandpaper sturdier. To hold everything together I duck taped the edges. Cut a variety of lengths of yarn. I bought multicolored yarn. This way I could have a variety of colors and not tons of yarn laying around my house. I then created a paper of things the children make with the yarn; including: shapes, letters, numbers, and different designs.
To Use/Play: Children stick the yarn on the sandpaper to make different letters, numbers, shapes, and designs.
Skills: numbers, letters, spelling, copying/transferring