Library week is here and at Ellison we are feeling a little bit nostalgic remembering all the fun ways we used to celebrate library week at school. In honor of this fun week, we have come up with a list of 9 fantastic projects to do with your class to celebrate library week and encourage reading!
1. Book Pennants
What a better way to decorate for library week than with these pennant banners on teachers pay teachers ? Imagine showcasing your classroom's favorite books or the ones they are currently reading. We even have this pennant die that will make cutting a breeze!
2. Banned Books:
Banned books are such an amazing way to teach students about the world. How fun would it be to take a book and wrap it in Kraft paper with only a few details in the front about the book, and have your students choose a book to read without the bias of judging the cover? Check out the link to this creative idea here and go wrap crazy! This really might be the "gift" that keeps on giving.
3. Play Reading Bingo
How much fun would this bingo game be? There are two different versions of this bingo card: one for older kids and one for younger kids. Challenge your class to see who can finish the fastest and maybe even award prizes for the winner! Find this free printable here.
4. Create A Poetry Station
Recycle and create a poetry station at the same time! Ask your students to bring in old magazines and have them cut out interesting words from the magazines. After that all you need is some glue and your students can go crazy making fun poems. Take a look at the original idea here.
5. Bookmark Challenge
6. Oh The Places You'll Go Writing Activity
We've seen quite a few amazing ideas that incorporate the famous Dr. Seuss book Oh The Places You'll Go but this one is one of our favorites because it incorporates writing and creating at the same time. Check out the full tutorial here.
7. Write 6 Word Stories
Challenge your students to create a story with only 6 words like the one above. Encourage them to think outside the box with fun examples! Give your students the option to illustrate their stories when they're done and quickly you'll have some kid-inspired art for parents or your class!
8. Secret Message Sight Words
Your students will learn and feel like a spy with this top secret mission. We love the idea of using different watercolors to highlight each word. Take a look at the full tutorial here for more information.
9. Make Bloom Balls
We are loving this fun way to showcase student work and make the classroom pop! With our geometric elastic dies you can also whip up blank side tiles for your students to use and then easily assemble into blooms. This project would be fantastic for creating a whole story, or for merging a few stories together. Take a look at the full tutorial here.
As a bonus, we thought we'd share this awesome video parody of Uptown Funk: Librarian Style!
How are you celebrating Library week? Let us know in the comments below. We can't wait to read your ideas! Be sure to hashtag #ellisonedu on your posts if you share to Facebook and or Instagram! If you aren't already, make sure that you're following us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for behind the scenes, tips, tricks, tutorials, and so much more!