Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Instead of that I did this.

The kids have been talking about Dr. Seuss for a few days now. I knew that they would be doing activities related to his birthday at school. I was tempted to celebrate at home too, but then I decided to celebrate National Read Across America Day.....which happens to be on the same day.

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So I turned our 'playroom' into more of a library setting. We already have tons of books in there but I put them out on display all over the room like our local library does.


And then, thanks to FamilyFun (which I am grateful for), I got the idea for the invites.

Family fun has ones that you can just print off, but since there is a lack of printers in my house I made some by hand. They are meant to look like the old library cards we had when I was a kid.

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And then they got to each sign up for a library card (there is a template for these you can print off too at FamilyFun).

They had to read a minimum of 4 books and for each book got a stamp on their card. My kids don't really fight having to read. But this time I made it even more fun by giving them a small prize if they got all 4 stamps on their card.Photobucket

Another idea I got from that website are these fun 'book worms' that the girls loved to eat while reading.

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Hurray for reading! =)

7 comments:

Shauna said...

That's great!

Carolyn (Dragon) said...

How fun! I think I still have some of those old library book cards from my year as a library clerk at the elementary school.

Kimberly said...

You are one fun momma!

Carolyn (Dragon) said...

what is your book worm.

Clammy said...

It is a rice cripsy treat. The ones on FamilyFun are a lot more fancy than mine.

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

Um, my library here in TX STILL uses those cards. I couldn't believe it! :)

What a fun thing you did! I like that part of Dr Seuss day the best, personally. I LOVE the bookworm!

AZ Hey-mon said...

What fun things you did for your girls! I love the library cards.