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Bring spring to your reading class!

April 24, 2014 by Nora Nagy

Go on a book-themed picnic.

Illustration by Catty Flores in The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield. © Helbling Languages


Of course a simple picnic will be a lot of fun, too. Pick an afternoon, take a bike ride to a park or to the countryside. If your school has a garden, you can just go outside. Give your students at least a week to get ready for the picnic.

Decide a theme based on a reader.

  • You can all wear something that reminds you of the book you have chosen.
  • You can all bring some food that is inspired by the book you have chosen.

Check out this book for inspiration: Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals

Have a book party and make decorations for it!

The party can be outdoors or indoors, but it should definitely be filled with fun! Remember to give yourself enough time for party preparations.

Choose a theme for your party.

Here are some examples of book-inspired parties:

Make book party invitation cards.

Illustration by Catty Flores in The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield. © Helbling Languages
  • Make party decorations: book garland book straws, flower or butterfly garlands.
  • Make cupcakes and sandwiches.
  • Have a book-related activity at your party:
  • Play ‘Guess the book’ charades.
  • Play ‘Guess the book by its cover, first line, last line’ games.

You will find great paper craft ideas on this website.

Have fun!

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