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|Date:||Wednesday, November 26, 2003 5:06:33 AM|
|Subject:||Re: Family Literacy Bags!|
Hi there.I started making storysacks after my children's school ran a 10 week course using mums and grans to make the sacks, we produced 4 sacks between us and it was a very enjoyable, we got to know each other and the sacks proved very popular in school.
I have now made a few story sacks for schools and my church. Below are a few sites that may be useful. Of course this site is brilliant for craft you could use for all sorts of stories. I used The Hungry Caterpillar crafts and I have also done two Christmas sacks, The Lost Sheep and Noah's Ark I found lots of things on this site to use in all of them.
Someone else in another local school produced a sack using the Gingerbread man story. This not only helped in literacy but also taught maths. It had 3 gingerbread men in it made out of the same fabric and same size, but they were each filled with different materials which had different weights (such as cotton wadding, lentils etc.) There was a recipe for baking ginger bread with nice clear instructions, with all the utensils needed such as rolling pins and cutters etc. So really the list is endless what you can do with them. They are time consuming to put together but if you think about it they have the advantage of being something that will last for quite a number of years.
familycrafts.about.com/library/blstorysindex.htm - 37k
www.ltscotland.org.uk/earlyyears/storysacks.asp - 32k
www.education.pitt.edu/leaders/FAQ/Story%20Sacks.htm - 15k -
Hope this helps
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