For big sister, a tote bag! I could just see her packing a few things into this tote and heading to the park to read under a tree.
A bit about the checkers board, I made the board in 4 pieces and sewed them together with a wide zig zag stitch so they can be folded up like a typical board game. Peltex provided the prefect amount of structure to the board.
Here's the back of the board:
I folded 1 side:
And then the other:
And then folded the board in half: