Busy Books

To make a busy book you will need the basic components to start with….

A 3-Ring Binder (Small or Large)

Plastic sleeves that will fit inside the 3-ring binder...

Velcro to attach items to the book and to keep items from sliding out of the plastic sleeves...

Other items will be added as you go along but these are the very basic supplies needed. You can make many kinds of busy books to share with your preschooler…

Busy Books can be used any time you need to keep a child positively occupied. Some examples of great times to pull out a busy book include…

  • While traveling in a car or airplane
  • While eating in a restaurant
  • While sitting in a church service or other adult type gathering

And it is a great tool for children who don’t sleep to use as a quiet activity during nap time at preschool!

If you would like to see samples of busy books – click here!

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1 Alexis Gruehn March 31, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I love these Busy Books and I love your website! Will you be posting some of the other BBs that you’ve created?


2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 31, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I will definitely share some more! Thank you for asking:)


3 Cassie April 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Love it!!!


4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Thanks Cassie:)


5 Debra Gail April 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I have made the sewing busy book. The toddler loves it and we have recieved many compliments on it while travelling around. Also works well with work book pages.


6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

That is awesome Debra! I an still planning to share other ideas but haven’t had the time! I will try to get that done soon. I am excited that the sewing book is working well for you! Yay!!


7 Nellie June 28, 2011 at 11:20 am

I love these books! Can’t wait to see more.
Thanks for sharing!


8 Carol September 11, 2011 at 11:55 am



9 Carol September 11, 2011 at 11:57 am

Such a wonderful idea. I will definitely try this one. Thanks so much for sharing.


10 Jane Perez November 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

How do you keep the velcro stick on the cayons? Did you use glue?


11 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. November 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I didn’t at first but later realized that I needed to use either industrial strength velcro or add super glue to keep the velcro from pulling off the book.


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