I have been creating and using what I call “homework kits” in my kindergarten classroom since 2003. Each kit is housed in a unique container and filled with books, language arts activities, and math activities that are based on the theme inspired by the container. In my class, each student takes home one kit at a time, and keeps it for a week, until all of my students have experienced each and every kit.
This download will give you instructions for making The Shopping Bag, an activities list to put in the kit so parents will know how to use it with their children, and my original worksheets to complete the kit.
The Shopping Bag Homework Kit invites students to read 3 books about shopping, list and draw priced items for sale, buy and sell items with a partner using pretend money, find their way around the mall using a map, and write their own story for a book with no words.
My kits make homework magical for children. I hope you will take the time to make one and experience the joy and excitement they will bring to your classroom.
Save 50% when you purchase all 7 kits in “Set B” together (See “7 Homework Kits for Kindergarten”).
Set A, which includes 10 additional homework kits, is also available (See “10 Homework Kits for Kindergarten”).
And don’t forget to download The Paint Bucket, The Diaper Bag, and The Laundry Basket for free (See “Homework Kits for Kindergarten by Monaco Lane”).