Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Busy Bag Exchange {Gilbert, AZ}

When:  Sat. July 13
Time:  11am
Where:  Chick-Fil-A (Power/202 san tan)  

Announcing a NEW exchange that I want to get started and spread the news around. As a former teacher and now a stay-at-home mom with an energetic toddler, I need to find some creative ways to keep my son busy. Plus with summer here, I am sure most mommies need something to keep their kids busy as well. A few months ago, I came across an idea on Pinterest called "Busy Bags". The concept completely intrigued me...

What are Busy Bags?

They are little activities you create to keep your child busy. These would be even great to use as a classroom teacher or a nanny. Most Busy Bags are kept in Ziploc bags. I like how organized and simple these activities can be. Also, any hands-on activities or manipulatives (teacher term) are wonderful for kids. I believe that kids learn better or have more fun when they can touch, feel, and pretend with items. Busy bags can be activities based on numbers, reading, shapes, colors, tying your shoes, Legos--the ideas are endless!

Join us for the Busy Bag Exchange! We will need a group of about 11 ladies. If we get 11 ladies to participate, we will be making 10 Busy Bags each (make an extra for yourself if you'd like). Then we will meet up and exchange and you will receive 10 NEW activities. Get ideas off Pinterest or make up your own idea. Each Busy Bag you make will need to be in a Ziploc bag when you exchange. Just to keep it organized and easy to pass out. 

Please RSVP by June 29th

For further info, contact:
Elizabeth Hermesch

*Coming in July/August: 
My NEW business, BAM-MA Creations!  I will be "opening" a website store that you can purchase Busy Bags, Literacy activities, or sign up for Busy Bag workshops.  Feel happy that you are the FIRST to know about my little secret ;)  More news to come...


  1. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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    1. I also have a Busy Bag Exchange for those that don't live in Arizona! It might be only for this month we do this, but we'll see what happens. If you want to sign up and exchange activities with a mom through mail, info is in the link: http://elizabethhermesch.blogspot.com/2013/06/busy-bag-exchange-for-kids.html