Love My Family
Spending so much time together might have given you a chance to learn something new about someone in your family. Or maybe you are missing family that you haven’t been able to see for a while? Maybe they would love to have you read to them, or maybe they would read to you over the phone or video call?
Before you begin: How many people are there in your family? What about aunts and uncles and cousins? Are there friends you know so well that you consider them family. Who are some other families that you know?
Bibi, the BookSpring butterfly has a great big family! Watch this video and then read some books about families, together.
Read at Home Together
Read these free, sharable books from our friends at Storyweaver about families! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.
Things to Do Together
Here are some questions all about you to answer and share with your family.
- Talk about your family and make a list of family members according to their age. Then practice writing everyone’s names, shortest name to longest.
- Make a family tree! Draw and talk about the members of your family, organized by age: oldest to youngest.
- Write a letter to a family member (and mail it if you can!) But you can also just write a letter to someone in your household and pretend to “mail” it using your mailbox.
Ways to Move Together
- What shapes/letters/numbers can you make using your bodies – work together as a team!
- Relay – a great way to cool off and have some fun; you will need 4 containers of similar size and two smaller containers. Fill two of the bigger containers with water and put them outside. Place the other two big containers a few feet away from the full ones. Divide the family into teams and the goal is to move all the water from one container to the other, faster than the other team. So grab the small container, run to the full contains and scoop up water. Now carefully (try not to spill too much) run back to the empty container and pour it in. Pass the small scoop to the next person on your team.
At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did. What was the most surprising thing you learned your family? What do you think makes your family laugh the most? What makes you most proud about your family?
Share with BookSpring!
How did this activity go for your family? Please share your photos and stories with everyone by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sharing them with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BookSpring #ReadTogether
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