An Unbelievably Easy Toddler Activity: A Sprinkles Bag

Smushing the finished bag around.

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What you need:

  • Things you probably have
    • Quart-size plastic bag – it is a good idea to invest in the bags with very sturdy closures (you DON’T want sprinkles all over the place)
  • Things to buyadd sprinkles to your weekly grocery list
    • Sprinkles – this container of rainbow sprinkles should be the right size (I used 2/3 of a 10.4 oz tub). But you really should just buy whatever cheap sprinkles are at your local grocery store.
    • If you use sprinkles for baking, jump to the bottom to see some fun sprinkle ideas that can jazz up this activity.

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Ideal Age Range:

This is perfect for 1 – 2 years old. (I would NOT give this to any child who can open a plastic bag – you just don’t need that mess.)

Mess Factor:

Low. (Read the note above though!)

Prep Time:

1 minute or less


How to Prep:

Add sprinkles to your weekly grocery list OR order some of the fancy options here about 2 weeks before you want to do this activity.

Bag filled with sprinkles
  1. Pour sprinkles into plastic bag.
  2. Make sure the bag is completely sealed (turn it upside over the sink or trashcan to test it).

Added fun:

I’m obsessed with the curated sprinkle collections at Fancy Sprinkles. This is also a good way to make bags themed to different holidays. I would only splurge on these fun options if you bake and want to reuse them after your toddler gets bored of this activity:

Active Instructions:

No active participation needed from you. Older toddlers should be able to manipulate the bag on their own. Younger children might need to help guide their attention at first to learn what to do.


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