Show and tell is probably one of the most popular activities that increases family involvement. Take this favorite activity and add a big dose of literacy and you have a rocking show and tell idea!
I’ve got everything you need to make your own show and tell take home bag and get the program up and running in your classroom.
Let’s get started.
Getting Started with a Literacy Show and Tell
Materials to Create Show and Tell Take Home Bag
- Canvas bag with handles or other tote
- Fabric pens, paint, or makers
- Hole Puncher
- Direction tag (free printable included)- laminate for durability
See How to Make the Bag
Other Show and Tell Things to Prep
1.Make copies of the Show & Tell letter (free printable included) for each family to send home.
2.Create a schedule (free printable included) for each family to send home. Also, post one copy in the classroom.
3.Decide on a time for Show & Tell each week.
The printable resources are available as a thank you gift for becoming a Growing Book by Book newsletter subscriber. Here is what you get.
Bag tag reminds families what goes in the bag and conversation starters for the family.
A letter ready to go home to families when you start the project.
The schedule allows you to plan so every family has a chance to participate.
A fun song that you can use to start your circle show and tell session.
Would you like the free printables? Get them as a thank you gift for becoming a Growing Book by Book newsletter subscriber. Plus, you also get another bonus freebie book list.
I’m excited to see how this project goes in your classroom. Send me a picture of your bag.
For even more family involvement ideas, grab out Empowering Families to Build Literacy Skills at Home.