A month or so ago, I saw a post on The Very Busy Kindergarten about her literacy bags. She was getting ready to start her If you give a Mouse a Cookie literacy bag. I've wanted to do these in the past but wasn't sure how to get started. I used her idea and created my own bag. I had the stuffed animal to go along with If you give a Mouse a Cookie so I put that in, the book, a cookie, and a folder with sheets to make our own book. I found some drawstring backpacks at dollar tree. The one we've been using for If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, is about done now that every student has taken it home. But for a dollar what do you expect. The kids have enjoyed doing this activity. I was surprised that every child has brought it back the next day and with their page complete. I'm sending it home with the last kid today and I would like to start a new one next week. But I don't know what book to use. The only other stuffed animal I have is Pete the Cat and I need another copy of the book before I can start sending it home. Right now I just don't want to part with him. So I'm looking for an idea. And as I typed this, I just got another idea. We read The Very Busy Spider last week and I have a bunch of plastic spiders and webs. So maybe something along those lines. I just need to come up with a page for the class book.
When I posted about literacy bags and my giveaway earlier this week, I was interested in some other books that would lend themselves to activities like this. I see now that a lot of people don't use literacy bags. This is my first try at it and I don't want it to be to complicated or too expensive. I'm hoping to do them with books and things that I already have. Anyway, maybe we can go on this adventure together. I'm posting the class book page I used and my parent letter as an example. Maybe you can do something similar.
Class book page