How To Celebrate Read Across America Day


Are you ready for Read Across America Day? March 2nd marks this special book-filled holiday. If you’re not sure how to celebrate this day with your preschooler, check out these family-friendly options!

Read and Cook

Whip up tasty treats based on your child’s favorite books. Decorate a sheet cake to look like a book cover, carry a book’s color scheme into cupcake frosting décor, or bake book-shaped sugar cookies. Your child can also choose a recipe based on a book’s theme—such as a Read Across America Day breakfast with green eggs and a side of ham. Add a drop or two of food coloring to the egg whites to make this Seuss-inspired meal.

Read and Craft

Does your child adore art? Make character puppets, a book-themed diorama or create a collage based on a story the two of you read together. Don’t worry about buying a new supply of craft materials for a book-based project. Crayons, markers and paper are all your child needs to create their own creative works of art. Character portraits, story settings, and drawings of the book’s cover are all easy art ideas to explore.

Read and Act

Act out a story after reading it with your child. Choose roles, create costumes and paint a backdrop for an at-home show. Your child can perform for your immediate family, neighbors, friends or an audience of their stuffed animals and dolls.