Tiny Treasures Portable Game Tutorial


How much of our lives are spent w..a..i..t..i..n..g? I’m not sure what the statistics are but it seems like it is too much time. It is hard for adults to wait but all the more so for our kids!

With all that waiting in mind, I put together a portable bag of treasures to bring with me when I go. We use the miniatures in the bag to play games and make up stories.  Not only is it fun, it is educational!


In the bag is a list of 10 games to play with the miniatures. You can print this list HERE. When you sit down at the doctors office, whip this little bag out choose one of the activities to pass the time!

As for what to place in the bag, just go look around your house and through the toy box. To make the mini Cat In The Hat book, I scanned the open book. Then shrunk it down, printed it and cut it out. I added blank pages of paper and stapled the stack in the middle where it was folded in half. For the chalkboard, I painted a chalkboard on a small, thin piece of wood. I made the tread spool by winding red thread around a wooden spool and gluing the end. You get the idea and the more unique and varied the items in the bag the more fun it is!

You can purchase these organza bags at craft stores like Michael’s and Joann’s . Choose the size bag by the size of the miniatures you want to put in it.  This bag measures 41/2 x 61/2” when laying flat.

A couple of notes:

  1. These bags contain small items that may be a CHOKING HAZARD to small children. Never leave small children unattended with small objects.
  2. This tutorial (as with everything on this website) with the images and game list are for PERSONAL USE ONLY or to be given as gifts.
  3. I would love for you to share this tutorial on your blog but do not copy the entire tutorial without permission rather link back here.
  4. Come back and tell us in the comments what items you found for your bags and any new games or activities you come up with! We would love to hear it!
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Comments

  1. I saw this on Pinterest and will be repinning. I love that there are so many different ways to use a bag of little toys. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Just pin’d it! I love this idea for stocking stuffers too.

  3. Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Friday! I’ll be posting the next link party tomorrow night. I can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com

  4. I love this! What a great idea. My kids are still a bit small for those little pieces…but I will surely bookmark this and revisit. :) I’m now following your blog. Thanks for finding me, so that I could find you!

    Krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

  5. this is a great idea. fun for the car too!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  6. This is such a cute idea! No kids here, but I always enjoy finding projects like this, just in case ;)

  7. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This game is perfect. I’m going to have to put something like this together for my little man when he gets a little older. Thanks for the great idea!

  8. What a fabulous little idea!!! I want one!

    I’d love to have you share at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I’m sure you’ll find some fun ideas while you are there! Come join the fun!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/for-kids-friday-3.html

  9. I don’t even have kids yet and I want to carry one of these around in my purse. So cute and imaginative.

    http://www.newlydependent.com

  10. I love this! Your ideas and printable list are genius – thanks for the wonderful, generous post!

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