Literature in a Bag
Looking for a fun activity to share with kids, maybe an entire classroom?
Look no further. Here’s a great way to support reading which will, in the long run, support student writing since books develop vocabulary and expand student interests.
Make literature bags for school with prekindergarten or Kindergarten through grad 3 classrooms. Please make a class set of 30 so all students in an individual classroom will receive a bag. (30 will be ample and provide replacement bags as needed during the year.)
Purchase gallon-sized plastic freezer bags with sturdy zip-lock slides.
Leave plain or send to school decorated using permanent markers with words, flowers, etc. Be sure to leave the white label space blank so the teacher can add a student name to each bag. OR, students can decorate their own bags.
Add a large sticker that says, “My Book for Home.”
Purchase heavy duty folders with dual pocket inside.
Write “My Book for Home” on the from and back.
Use colorful remnants, gather materials from friends, or buy inexpensive, kid-friendly fabrics. One envelope-style bag will take approximately one 12×24 inch piece of fabric folded in half and sewn closed on two sides and with a turn under on the open/top edges.
Add a large sticker on one side that says, “My Book for Home.”
Call or take the book “bags” to a neighborhood school and leave for a classroom. You might want to present the bags to the classroom or maybe you want to be a secret book agent. Regardless, let me know how your project turns out.