Sunday, 20 March 2016

Home made story sacks

A story sack is a large cloth bag containing a favourite children's book with supporting materials to stimulate language activities and make reading a memorable and enjoyable experience.  The supporting materials help to bring the story alive.

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 • Motivate and excite children about reading
 • Encourage active participation in reading
 • Encourage a desire to share books together, read aloud and listen to stories
 • Give parents and care givers confidence to share stories
 • Give parents and care givers an easy and enjoyable way to engage children in literacy
 • Provide FUN and enjoyment

I love using story sacks with the families and giving them ideas on how they can put one together really easily and cost effectively.  

Here's one I made a long time ago now and it has been mentioned here before.  This one is based on the 'Very Hungry Caterpillar', one of my all time favourite books.  I wanted to make one that was quite tactile for the children.  However remember you don't have to be able to sew to make items to pit into a home made story sack!

Here are some ideas from some fabulous sites....

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