meet the makers

our mission

Hi! We're Julie & Amy, moms to busy littles and former educators.

As teachers, with a combined 25+ years of experience, we noticed children's attention spans were diminishing more and more. We saw a need for quality screen-free entertainment for children.

We put our educational expertise together to design busy bags that would provide entertainment AND grow your little's mind, all while being able to take it on the go! If you can't be the Pinterest mom, be the busy bébés mom!

Our busy bags allow children to work independently while also enriching their learning through hands-on, screen-free activities. All of our products have been rigorously tested and approved by our own little ones.

We've done the hard work for you - researching and curating themes to delight your child again and again.

We know life gets busy with kiddos in tow, and we hope to make your day easier!

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After many years volunteering in various programs for children throughout her high school and early college years, Julie knew she wanted to be a teacher. She spent 15+ years in public education, while also writing curriculum for various school districts, publishers, and PBS Kids. Julie recently left the classroom to homeschool her seven-year old daughter and focus on busy bébés!


Originally a business major, Amy quickly realized she wanted to "be the change" and went back to school to earn her Masters in Education. After nearly a decade in the classroom, Amy became a stay-at-home, homeschooling-mama to her busy six-year old daughter and busier four-year old twin boys. She continues to build her educational expertise by attending Montessori courses.

growing little minds

Designed as play-based learning for toddlers through early elementary, each busy bag focuses on cognitive learning, sensory exploration, fine motor skills, S.T.E.A.M. education, and literacy.

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Cognitive Learning

A style of learning that focuses on more effective use of the brain - gaining knowledge and understanding through the senses, experience and thought.

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Sensory Exploration

Learning activities that focus on developing a child's way of examining, discovering, categorizing and making sense of the world.

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Fine Motor Skills

Skills that develop the movements and coordination of small muscles of the body, typically the fingers and hands, are important for supporting independence with dressing, feeding, eating and performance in school.


S.T.E.A.M. Education

An educational approach that incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics into learning activities. Together, these focus on sparking imagination and creativity.

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Guided activities that help to facilitate the development of pre-reading and reading skills.