Handa's noisy night: Story sack

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Handa is having a very noisy night with her friend!

This story introduces all sorts of Kenyan wildlife, and their noises in a multi-sensory story that cries out with opportunities for play! Our activity sheet is packed with ways to bring this story to life, from finding out more about the animals in the book, to discussing ideas of fear of the dark, how we can guess things, but sometimes we might get things wrong, create dens, listen to the world around you, craft musical instruments and explore the sounds that different objects make, learn about the Luo tribe Handa is a part of with suggestions of music to listen to, and how to learn some Dholuo phrases. There are so many ways to explore this book for different ages that this story sack will give hours of enjoyment for years to come.

Bring this family favourite story to life with our lovingly created multi-sensory story sack, packed to the brim with themed objects and toys for you and your little ones to enjoy. Each story sack contains your chosen book, gorgeous puppets from the Puppet Company, Lanka Kade wooden creatures, props including toys, natural objects, and other carefully curated items to help you to enact and investigate the story and to provide a basis for themed play. But that’s not all, each story sack comes with a different activity sheet full of suggested ways to explore the book and its themes further with the whole family, from the youngest infant to the most doting of grandparents, these charming story sacks will bring books to life like never before. 

Our story sacks are not only designed to add a new play dimension to story time, but to stimulate their brain development, engaging all of their senses with their variety of colour, texture, sounds, movement and materials in ways shown to be critical for the development of young minds. Each of our story sacks is also available to hire or as part of our Story Sack Club if you’re keen to experience the full range!

Included in Handa’s Noisy Night Story Sack

  • Handa’s Noisy Night by Eileen Brown
  • A Handa puppet
  • A Bat puppet
  • Mini maracas
  • Spin paddle drum
  • A wooden pangolin
  • A wooden hedgehog
  • A wooden fox
  • Glitter card to represent sand
  • Owl scratch art activity
  • Wooden peg doll
  • Feather, leaves and bugs
  • A specially developed CalmFamily activity sheet packed with ideas for ways to explore the book further, including play suggestions, craft activities, and talking points for different ages and stages.

Items in the sack may differ slightly from those pictured image


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