Read Across America Day Kids’ Activities

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Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2nd with a book-themed activity. Obviously, reading with your child is a first choice. But it’s not the only way to keep the literacy party going. How else can you mark this special day? Check out these reading and reading-inspired ideas!

Put On a Play

Take your child’s book off of the printed page and into real life. Let your kiddo choose the story, collect costumes and help you to rework the tale into play form. Craft props, invite family or friends over and put on a Read Across America Day play.

Create a Craft

Pick a well-loved book and have your child draw out the story, make a paper bag puppet of the main character or craft a felt collage of the setting. Your child can craft several different pieces of art, featuring different characters and different stories.

Host a Book Club

Ask the neighborhood kids or your child’s classmates to come over to start a book club. What better time to start this type of regular activity than on Read Across America Day? Choose an age-appropriate book, have the kids read it and then host a playdate/discussion that focuses on the story.