One way I love to have some fun with the kids is with a book party. I gather up lots of books, and even have the children bring some, too. We put the books into a pile. Then the children take turns picking books! A book party also encourages me to read lots of the library books at one time to the children. (We tend to take so many out at once that I sometimes a book or two get ignored before our next trip to the library.)
|Our first book party was in April of 2009.|
You could even take it a step farther and have a special treat. (We don't typically do this, but this summer we will, but not every time.) Creating bookmarks is a really easy and fun craft. I just cut some paper or cardstock to size and let the kids "at it" with markers and stickers.
A book party only lasts as long as there is interest. Sometimes we only get through three books, but other times we read many, many books. I hope you consider your own book party!
(If your first book party isn't full of books and reading, don't be discouraged. For our first book party, we read a book or two, and then a diaper desperately needed to be changed. Once that happened interest was lost, but we have had many successful parties since then.)