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|FUN|stick man boo bag

With Christmas on the way I thought I'd create T another one of my Boo bags  a story bag where I fill a plain bag with a book and some linked activities.

I'm working on a series of these bags for 2016, so if you have any ideas for great books I could use, I'd love some recommendations please!

The format I'm going to use for my monthly bags are:
1. Something to read
2. Something to learn
3. Something to make
4. Something to eat 

Sometimes there may be more than one thing to do and learn and sometimes there might be something a little extra in there too! 

For this bag I've stuck to the 4 elements.
1. A copy of the book
2. Some colouring and learning pages (details below)
3. A stick man craft
4. A box of matchmakers

I decided to use Stick Man as my book of choice as its a book we haven't got but I know T likes, this bag will be his first advent book, so he'll get this to do on 1 December, which is why my photos are a little limited! 

For my 'something to learn' I turned to the fantastic Twinkl resources website where I found an abundance of printables. I used the addition sheets and some colouring sheets but there are loads to choose from if you wanted to here's the link, some may need a subscription to download. 

Something to make is an actual stick man, I've included a stick, some pipe cleaner limbs, some googly eyes and some green paper to cut out some leaves.  Once we've made our stick man I'll update with some photos! 

For 'something to eat' I thought matchmakers would be apt as they look like twigs so we can chomp on those whilst reading the book. 

I love putting these little bags together for T and I love his face when he opens one, it's like having a little gift each time. 

The other boo bags I've made are The snowman boo bag and Polar express boo bag

Please do hit me with some great book recommendations, I'm absolutely loving the ones I'm planning so far, like Paddington and What the ladybird heard next.

 Toddler Approved Tuesday


  1. I love book bags, such a great way to extend the love of books and further the learning. Hope T enjoys this.

  2. What a wonderful ideas for a themed bag, I love the items you have chosen and how they all fit together. Very clever indeed #TwinklyTuesday & #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  3. Love story/ book bags! Great ideas you have for Stick Man. How about 'We're going on a bear hunt' or 'Shaun the shy shark' ? #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  4. What a brilliant idea!! Love it. Thanks for hosting #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  5. This is so cute! I love Twinkl for their resources and the little stick am to make is a great idea (mint matchmakers are delicious too, I think I would eat them though!) :) x #toddlerapproved

  6. What a brilliant idea! I only recently heard of Twinkl but seeing the sheets you've used I might look in to it a bit closer. Oliver is still only (almost) 3, but he really loves learning! #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  7. I love your Boo Bags (you should set up an Etsy shop BTW! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Thanks for been an amazing co host XXX

  8. This is great - I have made a number of story sacks although haven't made one yet for stickman, although it's on our list. Like the idea if the chocolate. Thanks for hosting #Todfkerapprovedtuesdsy X


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