The Carpet Bag is creating a library of inspiration for toddlers & preschoolers.
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Welcome to The Carpet Bag!

The Carpet Bag is a library of activities, crafts, experiments, games, reviews, recommendations, and more. All lovingly crafted with young learners in mind.

These resources are designed to provide parents and educators with diverse, creative, and adventurous learning opportunities at home with their toddlers and preschoolers, without having to spend hours searching the internet, shopping, or prepping materials. 

As a long-time nanny, educator, and artist, I've designed dozens and dozens of my own toddler-friendly projects and activities for the children I work with. I am passionate about preschool education to the point of total nerdiness. Many of the resources you'll see here were items inspired by and made for a specific child that I wanted to engage in a personal way and I've simply adapted them for a broader audience. 

By becoming a patron, you're helping me cover the cost of researching, designing, testing, and sharing these resources. My goal is to provide the majority of the resources for free, and paid patrons simply help me push that goal even further. 
Tiers
Shy Sprites
$1 or more per month
As a Shy Sprite, you get to sprinkle a little support without too much exposure. By becoming a patron you get access to patron only content, polls, and a monthly patrons-only activity. 


Every little bit helps!

Rainbow Crows
$3 or more per month
The Rainbow Crows are an elite class of patrons that not only want to support The Carpet Bag, but also want to bring rays of happiness and fun to their families, friends, and communities. They will get everything from the Shy Sprites tier, plus...


- Access to monthly Rainbow Missions, a unique series of quests made to help our littlest learners discover the many joys of being a kind, empathetic, and helpful person. 

-Rainbow Crows can track their progress and earn printable award certificates when they complete their Rainbow Missions!

Garden Gnomes
$15 or more per month
As a Garden Gnome, you little learner will have access to more content designed to help them get excited about natural science and conservation.


You'll get everything from the Shy Sprites tier, plus...


-A special digital artwork print and coloring page just for Gnomes!

-A special one-time Garden Quest, that includes a scavenger hunt style activity sheet with illustrations

-A simple monthly gardeners "to-do" list, including variations based on geography

-A monthly natural science vocab and basic concepts activity

Curious Kitsunes
$30 or more per month
The Curious Kitsunes will get their fill of educational excitement and adventure in this tier with EVERYTHING from all of the other tiers. Plus...


- A monthly printable toddler-friendly recipe card 

- A monthly list of recommendations for parents, including age-appropriate books, media, website, games, and more. 

Goals
1 of 6 patrons
When I reach 6 patrons, I will start making a series of 1-2 minute how-to videos for toddlers. These videos will be a combination silly and educational, and cover such topics as "how to put on socks" and "how to ask for help". These videos will be available to the public via a new YouTube channel. 

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Welcome to The Carpet Bag!

The Carpet Bag is a library of activities, crafts, experiments, games, reviews, recommendations, and more. All lovingly crafted with young learners in mind.

These resources are designed to provide parents and educators with diverse, creative, and adventurous learning opportunities at home with their toddlers and preschoolers, without having to spend hours searching the internet, shopping, or prepping materials. 

As a long-time nanny, educator, and artist, I've designed dozens and dozens of my own toddler-friendly projects and activities for the children I work with. I am passionate about preschool education to the point of total nerdiness. Many of the resources you'll see here were items inspired by and made for a specific child that I wanted to engage in a personal way and I've simply adapted them for a broader audience. 

By becoming a patron, you're helping me cover the cost of researching, designing, testing, and sharing these resources. My goal is to provide the majority of the resources for free, and paid patrons simply help me push that goal even further. 

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Tiers
Shy Sprites
$1 or more per month
As a Shy Sprite, you get to sprinkle a little support without too much exposure. By becoming a patron you get access to patron only content, polls, and a monthly patrons-only activity. 


Every little bit helps!

Rainbow Crows
$3 or more per month
The Rainbow Crows are an elite class of patrons that not only want to support The Carpet Bag, but also want to bring rays of happiness and fun to their families, friends, and communities. They will get everything from the Shy Sprites tier, plus...


- Access to monthly Rainbow Missions, a unique series of quests made to help our littlest learners discover the many joys of being a kind, empathetic, and helpful person. 

-Rainbow Crows can track their progress and earn printable award certificates when they complete their Rainbow Missions!

Garden Gnomes
$15 or more per month
As a Garden Gnome, you little learner will have access to more content designed to help them get excited about natural science and conservation.


You'll get everything from the Shy Sprites tier, plus...


-A special digital artwork print and coloring page just for Gnomes!

-A special one-time Garden Quest, that includes a scavenger hunt style activity sheet with illustrations

-A simple monthly gardeners "to-do" list, including variations based on geography

-A monthly natural science vocab and basic concepts activity

Curious Kitsunes
$30 or more per month
The Curious Kitsunes will get their fill of educational excitement and adventure in this tier with EVERYTHING from all of the other tiers. Plus...


- A monthly printable toddler-friendly recipe card 

- A monthly list of recommendations for parents, including age-appropriate books, media, website, games, and more.