International Literacy Day Activities for the Family

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How can your child celebrate International Literacy Day? If you’re not sure how to mark this book-filled holiday, check out the fun-filled family activities your kiddo will want to try!

Family Read-a-Thon

Who can read the most books? Kick off a family read-a-thon on International Literacy Day. Keep a log of each family member’s books or make a poster for everyone to see. Set a time-table, such as a week or a month, and count the books to determine who wins. The winner gets a special prize—a new book!

Book Themed Treats

Whip up a few book themed treats to eat. Make a cake shaped like a book or create an entire meal based on your child’s favorite story. Get creative and decorate dessert items with ideas straight from the book’s narrative or design a paper menu that looks like a book.

Story-Time Art

Magically transform a beloved book into a mural, collage, portrait or puppet. Break out the paints, crayons, paper and glue and get crafty! Your child can choose a favorite character, re-create a setting or tell a story through their art. Display the art for the entire family to see or have a group story-time using your child’s masterpiece as the focus.



1993 Press Photo Knights on International Literacy Day, The Great Books Series picture

1993 Press Photo Knights on International Literacy Day, The Great Books Series

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