I don't set out busy bags for anytime use. I usually use them as 'stations' or for an activity to fill in time when the kids are feeling bored. I prefer it this way because the bags are not overused and The Dragons can still be entertained by them enough for the time I need to get something done.
Many busy bags are also great supplements for our preschool themes and we often make busy bags during our weekly curriculum.
Uppercase/ Lowercase matching
We have used this busy bag a few times. The paper pieces are lowercase 'ice cream scoops' and you match them to the uppercase 'ice cream cones'. I didn't make paper cone's, sometimes when I use this busy bag I draw the cones on the white board for matching.
This time I used the uppercase letter magnets to match to the ice cream scoops.
The board was complete full when we all of the ice cream and letters were gone and we used this as letter identification activity when taking it down.