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I am so glad you stopped by. Making reading fun is what I do!
I love books and I especially enjoy choosing which children’s books I am going to promote.
I love you all so much & never forget how much Jesus loves you!
I had this teacher who would always cook the dish that we read during story time. We made everything from root beer floats (which, I have a strong disliking for) to peach cobbler. By incorporating food activities into our reading time, we were able to see just how fun reading could be just by making food. So, here I am including activities for my own reading club! To help show all of you that there is more to books than just mere words on a page.
While working with kids, there was a lot of complaining about the time length of story time. Some thought the time was too long, while others thought the time was too short. Normally, the smaller kids were not fans of the time length and that was understandable. I would always go home after work and try to figure out how I could make story time fun. Now, I cannot tell you the exact day or time that I thought of these ideas, but I can tell you that Pinterest played a huge role in the activity making process. I was able to find many different fun activities that correlated with reading. It was probably the following day or week that I took the books I had and presented the kids with my first activity.
To my surprise they loved the activity I came up with and wanted me to read another book. Now, Reading another book wasn’t in the plan, but hey the kids wanted another story, so MISS ERICA gave the audience another story!
Personally, I love a good paint activity. Yes, it is messy, but it is a sure way to keep the kids engaged! For some reason, most kids love to paint, so I will try my best to see if incorporating a paint activity is suitable for the book that was just read. I also love activities where kids can also make up their own stories and display them around the classroom. However, I am aware that COVID is still a thing, so some of you might have to just display their master piece on the fridge. Either way works just fine!! Lastly, I love activities where the kids get into teams and see who remembers the most about the book that was just read. Usually I offer a little prize at the end with this sort of activity, so the kids often times get pretty competitive.
If you have not already, you can definitely start incorporating some fun activities into the stories you read during story time. I am sure the kids will love it, and you will too!
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