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Oct 3, 2010

Theme Bags

Recently, I "discovered" something super fun at the library. St Albans Free Library carries Theme Bags! What's a theme bag? Well, the library has very kindly thrown a bunch of resources of various types and one topic into a bag and you just take the whole thing home. We get to keep it for up to three weeks, but I will probably swap them out more often.

We picked up animals last time. Yesterday, I grabbed transportation. The Transportation Theme Bag contains a floor puzzle, a dozen toy vehicles, books, a video about how cars are made, and a fireman puppet.

You'll find fun subjects like arts & crafts, music, building, and dinosaurs. Then there are the helpful topics like potty training, health & safety, and parenting bags (toddler and preschool to age 8). Coping bags cover such subjects as adoption and divorce. There are even bags for grown ups with chick lit, mysteries, history and crime.

I found this website where a teacher has posted the theme bags (she calls them take home bags) for her class. If you are interested in seeing bags similar to the ones in the library and creating some for your children/students, take a look.


Cindy said...

Thanks for the link. Do you happen to know the homepage url to this site? I would love to see what other resources this teacher uses.
Thanks in advance.

zekesmom10 said...

This is that teacher's second grade site. The theme bags (take home bags) are listed under the parents section.

You can start at for that school district, then select different schools (hers is Blanchard), then find the teachers or grades you are interested in (she is Mrs. Hicks 2nd grade).

Many public schools have a K12 website now. I see tons of links on her pages, but I didn't check any out.

kewkew said...

It would be really cool if our library did something like this. The one library used to have backpacks we could take home with various themes, though I think it is a bit different than what you are talking about.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing on Throwback Thursday Blog-Style! I can't wait to see what you share this coming Thursday.