A Book Bag is a great take-along, a handy way to carry literature and related activities wherever busy people go with their children.
You can make one for your own children or put one together for a birthday or baby shower gift.
Here are some ideas!
The Farmyard Tales Storybook and The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales can be paired with train sets and farm animal toys. The children can act out stories such as Pig Gets Stuck, Naughty Sheep and Rusty's Train Ride as you read them aloud.
Another idea is to put together supplies needed to make paper bag puppets and lead the children to make animal puppets that can be used to act out the stories.
I found a lot of finger puppets at garage sales that are perfectly paired with The Usborne Book of Fairy Tales. Children can act out the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and The Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood.
Recycling Things to Make & Do is an easy one to pair with supplies! Just collect paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, paper clips, rubber bands, nails, scraps of paper, glue and scissors. Have everything ready to do the great activities inside!
That's Not My Angel: This next one just needs one Angel! Not every family will be able to put this kid kit together!
Be creative! Use these ideas to come up with your own Book Bags! Your children will have fun learning!