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Calling all creative types - Story Sacks for CKS

We've been asked by the Headteacher and Year R teacher at Charles Kingsley's Primary School if we could put together 'story sacks' for them.

The idea is we make a drawstring bag that contains the book, and then a selection of toys, puppets etc. that link to the story. We can use our own materials and up-cycled stuff from charity shops to make these. I've outlined below the first two stories and what we might include, to get you thinking:

  • Red Riding Hood
  • Basket
  • 'Mop Cap' that fits the Wolf
  • 'Shawl' that fits the Wolf
  • Miniature blanket perhaps?
  • Pretend Cake
  • Pair of Glasses


  • Tiger who Came to Tea
  • A knitted/felted/crochet tiger
    Dolls/puppets for Sophie and her mother
  • Foods from the book - how might we make these?


To help us plan these, I was thinking of having a Craft@Home afternoon Wednesday 9th June 2-4pm in my house/garden. At present I could only have 5 of us here in person (in addition to me), but we can link up with others electronically via Zoom if people want to join in that way. We can work on our own crafts, and chat through ideas for the bags, so we know who can commit to doing what.

Let me know if you want to come in person.

  • Rev'd Rachel Hartland

    0771 794 2669