I'm storing everything in this basket, so it's all set to go.
I made some cardboard road pieces out of some boxes that were in the recycling bin. And the cars were on clearance at target...not sure how this one will go over, but we'll see!
Dry erase CRAYON board! Brilliant! The other side is black, and she can write on that side too.
Some random bugs...and I threw in a few snakes too. I think I'll add some strawberry baskets or something like that so she can "capture" the bugs. Not sure...
Crayons, paper, and some sticky foam shapes.
Dot markers and coloring book (these are not new, but she LOVES them).
Pipe cleaners and dry pasta.
Random pieces of fabric and some old ribbon. Who knows where this will lead...
Wooden blocks (jenga pieces), spools, and clothespins.
An egg carton, some Easter eggs, and some pretty jewels.
And these are a couple of the play silks I'm making her for her birthday...I still have a couple more to finish to complete the set. When I was cutting the pieces to size, Addison had a BLAST playing with the silky scraps...so I'm hoping she'll love the finished product too. They flutter and float when she spins with them...or throws them. And they can be blankets for her babies...or shawls...or whatever :)
I also made a HUGE batch of playdough (7 colors worth). It will stay in the fridge, but I anticipate this being used during nursing times also. She especially loves to play with the playdough and her pretty jewels at the same time.
So hopefully these goody bags help keep Addison happy as she adjusts to being a big sister. If you have any other ideas for activities that could easily be stored in a ziplock that are appropriate for a two year-old to pla with independently, please leave a comment!