Sharing Bag

What is a Sharing Bag?
A Sharing Bag is a bag filled with ideas the parent and child can use at home to help further their child's learning.  It helps parents become involved with what  their child is learning.  It also is a great way to involve the parent and child together!

What Do We Need?
A brown paper bag
Decorating materials

What Next?
Give they child their brown bag and have them decorate it
Attach the sharing idea on the front of the bag
Add instructions or additional information about the project inside the bag

You could put the story inside the bag of how corn is used in many different cultures - how popcorn came to be so on and so forth.  The child and parent would take the bag home and explore together.

There is no bad idea for the sharing bag, the possibilities of sharing are limitless!

From Learning Care Group, Multicultural Activities Handout at the CCFP Roundtable Conference 2011
***Originally published on on 10/24/2011


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building