Family Day is coming up, celebrated on the third Monday of every February. Family Day is a time set aside to focus on having fun with your loved ones.
If you need ideas for family activities to do during the Family Day weekend – we got you! Our literacy specialists shared activities that they enjoy doing with their families.
Jeanine: ‘Boost your child’s imagination with an indoor camping experience! Make a tent out of a table, chairs, and blankets. Read books by the light of a lantern and eat hotdogs and s’mores. Some great camping-themed books are: Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt, Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland, and Bear in Underwear by Todd Harris Goldman.’
Lisa: ‘Stock up on sticky notes! Scavenger hunts around the house hiding sticky notes, the kids find and read them. Then they decode the clue to discover where the next sticky note clue would be hiding. When the kids were older they wanted us to find their clues that they hid.’
Sheena: My kids love using squeeze bottles full of coloured water to draw shapes, letters and words outside in the snow. We also love watching movies together! We like to turn on the closed captions to add some extra reading into the day too.
Kristin: Games are our favourite literacy activity! We love card games like war, rummy, 31 and UNO. We also love trivia games and have recently started playing Triviaverse on Netflix a couple times a week. It is a great way for us to use tech and screens in a meaningful way!