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Rainy Day Boredom Buster: DIY Story in a Bag

We are starting to pull out some old standby activities for the upcoming stretch of indoor activities we will inevitably need. While giving our son's closet a much needed overhaul, we repurposed some of those "treasures" that needed a new reason for being by making a few Story Bags.
Rachel Cassidy
Rachel Cassidy • 2 years ago

Story Bags - put a few random items in a paper bag, and kids can write creative stories about them!

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