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Craft Ideas & Activities

“Celebrity” Read-A-Thon!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 3rd grade / 3 - 8 years

March 2 is Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association. Celebrate this nationwide event by inviting neighborhood celebrities (e.g., local TV news anchors, community police officers or firefighters, a manager of a local supermarket or your neighborhood librarian) to visit your classroom and read aloud to the students!

Then, host a Literature Lunch event for parents so they can share in the reading celebration, too. Invite parents to join their children for lunch in your classroom, followed by a shared reading time where parents cozy up with their children and quietly read picture books together. Students will delight in having these special visitors in their classroom throughout the day. Plus, having parents and other mentors model the excitement and joy of reading is sure to ignite students’ interest in literature!

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