I have recently come across the ideas of story sacks. My son was able to bring one home from school. It is normally a large cloth bag with a chidren's story book included with supporting materials, all related to the theme of the book.
The supporting materials can include factual and reference books, toys including soft toys and games which would all be linked to the children's story book.
Here are a few suggestions of story sacks you can create yourself using some of our toys from The Wooden Play Den.
1. Bears nesting dolls from The Wooden Play Den
Books: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Say Please little bear, Peace at Last
Additional items - Books: Bears, Usborne Books, Bears, National Geographic
Toys: Soft Toy
2. House Stacking Blocks from The Wooden Play Den
Books: What the Ladybird Heard, The Nativity, The Tiger that came to Tea
Additional items - Books: Animal Homes, Usborne Books, The Christmas Story, Old McDonald's Lotto, Orchard Toys, Tractor ted books and DVDs.
3. Owl nesting aniamls from The Wooden Play Den
Books: Owl Babies,
Books: Look what I can see in the Countryside
4. Number Zoo Puzzle and Play Set
Books: Elmer, Dear Zoo, The Lion Inside, Lion King
Additional Items: Jungle Snap, Safari Stack Game, Soft toys, finger puppets
There are so many options for story sacks I hope this has given you a bit of a flavour of how you could create your own.