Ideas for implementing a take-home bag program in your preschool, Pre-K, Head Start, or Kindergarten classroom. Ideas and free printables for creating math, science, and literacy take-home bags.
Buddy Bags are designed to be fun and informative ways for families to share literacy and learning experiences at home. A Book Buddy is a stuffed animal or character that goes home in a special backpack with one student along with books and activities.
The bags are distributed on a rotating basis so each child will have a turn numerous times throughout the school year. Families will read the book s , participate in the activities, and write in the journal. The Buddy Bag is to be returned to school the next day. The Buddy Bags go home with the leader of the day in each class.
What are Buddy Bags?
The clear backpacks are from Lakeshore. I start by having parents sign a contract to participate in the Buddy Bag program. Inside each bag there is a note that is printed on cardstock and laminated that explains what is in the bag and how to use it. See the resources section at the bottom of this page to print the note.
All of the items in the bags are things that I have collected from various stores over the years. Whenever I see something I think would be good for a backpack I grab it! Backpack Note. Your email address will not be published.
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What are Buddy Bags? How do you keep track of the Buddy Bags? Where do you get the clear backpacks?
Take Home Backpacks
What items do you include in the Buddy Bags? I have listed the contents of each bag for you below.
How do you explain everything to the parents? Where do you get the stuffed animals or characters for the buddy bags? Comments Hi, Do you sell the instruction sheets for all your book bags? Thank you Marci Threadgill.
Take Home Backpacks and Bags for Preschool
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