Storytelling containers (or Story Sacks) are a method of enhancing the story telling experience, by adding different props and activities to aid in literacy learning. For the uninitiated they are the inclusion of items (such as toys, household objects or pictures) and sometimes activities centered around a specific book or theme. The point of adding these into your reading experience is to make reading and language fun … so it doesn’t have to be complicated!

Start small, adding stuffed animals associated with a specific book to your story time routine. Throw it all in a bag or basket then sit down and enjoy together. Observe how the children respond, engage and enjoy the storytelling. Your goal should be to invite your child to interact with reading and language, which helps them develop skills they will use their entire lives.

Here are some links giving some examples of story containers

Ideas : The Empowered Educator

Ideas: The Imagination Tree